Married Through Money

Ms 99to1percent

Blogging about Personal Finance along with a little touch of humor. Immigrant who started from the bottom and now I’m here…to tell my story, inspire and learn from others. Paid off $40K in student loans before graduating. CPA. Saved a $100K emergency fund in my 20’s. Hopping to pay off $500K+ mortgage within 5 years at 39. Hopping to become financially independent at 45. Happily married. Mom of 1.

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8 responses

  1. JoeHx says:

    I’m so glad my wife and I are on board together financially. We also made sure to discuss financials before we got married, and continue to keep each other up to date on all things financial at least once a month.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Good, comprehensive list. We talked about those questions too. If your partner/potential spouse is not comfortable discussing the finances, they might be hiding something maybe? That should be a red flag.

  3. Thank you for bringing this up. I know money and marriage can be a potential taboo subject, but as you stated, money fights have risen to be the predominant reason for divorces. It definitely needs to be discussed by partners before they say “I do.” After you fully commit to another person, everything you both own is linked after that.

    It may hurt at first to ask the questions, but your relationship will benefit for the better after that.

  4. Bernz JP says:

    Well, our main objective then was to buy our own house in three years and we did that. We were really doing really well with saving money while renting a small apartment in the suburb of Chicago. As soon as we bought the house, my wife became pregnant things started to change. Not saving money as much, and mortgage payment was almost double our rent. So we had to make a few changes here and there. It’s all about communication and focusing on a common goal.

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