You have been renting for years, or maybe you’ve bought your home and put your loving stamp on it. Surely, now that you’ve gotten married it makes sense for your spouse to move in with you. Or maybe you’re quite happy to say goodbye to your palace and move into your new life partner’s house and claim that as your marital home. From a financial and ‘ease-of-life’ point of view, either one of those options would make absolute sense…wouldn’t it? Well, yes….I guess. Maybe in the short run. And definitely, there are people who have gone that route and have successfully merged their lives seamlessly. However, I have seen plenty…
When it comes to important areas of marriage that couples need to discuss regularly and that if not approached correctly can cause major issues, finances appear high on the list. For various reasons, many couples struggle to really get to grips with their finances and find it hard to be completely united in approaches. This is partly because of differing attitudes towards money and avoiding real planning around the finances of the family.