Getting married is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. In fact, it just might be the biggest decision; with marital commitment comes dozens of other massive decisions, such as kids, cars and living arrangements. The wedding is just the first step in a serious of negotiated endeavors, and it’s a bit naive to think all of these future matters will be decided quickly and conclusively.
2019 will arrive before you know it, and then it will be time to pack your bags and enjoy a vacation that makes all your hard work worth the effort. Instead of daydreaming about a nice day on the beach, let’s skip right to the planning stage and look at 10 spots to put on your destination wishlist.
When do you need to start teaching your kids about money? When is it too early to teach about debt? When is it too late to go over the basics of investing?
Before you think about saving for college, paying for preschool and taking your child on his or her first trip to the beach, you have to pay for (and survive) the first couple months. I’ve heard people talk about spending $50,000 in the first 18 months, which sounds a bit excessive, but isn’t really that hard to do.
Of all the touchy subjects, money is one of the touchiest. Everything from how much you make to what you buy feels very personal, and opening up about financial matters can be really difficult for a lot of people. Keeping this information close to the vest isn’t necessarily bad, it’s just one of those societal realities we deal with…