Monday, June 18, 2007

10 Lessons Learned from a Year of Marriage

1) Marriage should be built on a lot more than financial expectations (hence the phrase in marriage vows "for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer...")
2) Marriage will not solve money problems - keys to successful money management work whether you are married or not
3) But some of the best memories are from doing activities that require little to no money
4) Its important to talk about financial goals and expectations
5) But FAFSA rules are against getting married
6) Taxes are a lot less
7) But you also spend less in total on housing, food, utilities, etc.
8) You also spend more than you would have to buy nicer things
9) As a male, you take a lot better care of yourself than when you were single
10) You spend a lot less on gas to go visit your fiancee six hours away

Over the next couple of days, I hope to talk about each one of these lessons - so be sure to tune back in!

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