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Financial Tips For Your Happy Ever After

A happily married life begins with the right financial planning for the future. Here are some financial tips to help soon-to-wed and newlywed couples start financially smart:

Know your real worth

Financially, that is. If you’re on your way to (or fresh from) the altar, it’s best to know how much your partner owes, owns and makes– as you divulge your own state of finances. Such transparency allows both parties to get a clear idea of how much you can save and spend in the course of your marriage. This also helps you set reasonable expectations on the lifestyle you can afford. By putting your financial abilities and qualms in the open, both of you will be one step closer to coming up with solutions. Learn more ...

It's Not All About The Money

According to Rita M. Neri’s The Essential Wedding Workbook for the Filipina "Much of the headache, legwork, and stress in planning a wedding revolves around reconciling the wedding of your dreams with the wedding you can afford."

And for anybody who has been married knows that this all so glaringly true. So for those who have decided to get married, the following are practical, no-nonsense, common sense reminders to help you keep an eye on the cost while still have your dream wedding in sight. Learn more ...