Wedding season is here and with it all the matrimonial bliss and happiness that comes after marriage.
But “happily ever after” takes a lot of work, especially when it comes to your finances.
Zach Patitucci, Consumer Lending Specialist, at HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union says that before making any decision, whether it’s how to handle your finances you’re your spouse or even what to eat for lunch, it’s important to realize that there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution.
“We all bring our own uniqueness to any situation and that definitely applies to how you save and spend money”, says Patitucci, “On top of that, money touches every part of your lives, so disagreements about money can potentially manifest itself in other areas, too.”
He recommends that couples take the time to sit down and realistically review their circumstances.
Everyone is different.
Thoughts and attitudes towards money are strongly influenced by our upbringing and experiences.
Sharing those beliefs with your spouse will help you to establish a starting point on which to build upon.
Once you’ve done that you’ll be more prepared to make the decisions facing you.