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Oh, Behave!

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Financial Advice for Newlyweds


Money concerns begin with your wedding and last the rest of your life. With that in mind, we offer the following words of advice to keep the two of you financially happy for years to come:


Have the Money Talk: Before you enter into a bond that is meant to last your entire lives, it is crucial that you understand each other's approach to budgeting, saving, spending and investment. We recommend the following articles to get the discussion started:

Your Financial Future Together: What To Do Before Saying 'I Do'

Today's Newlyweds: Can They Bank On Living Happily Ever After?


Devise an investment strategy if you haven't already: True, the market's shaky right now, but it's always wise to sit down and discuss your investment options as a couple. To help you learn more about putting your savings to work, we've provided some helpful articles:

A Remedial Course in Investing

Best Long-Term Investment in Today's Market?


Get out of debt: If you face the added hurdle of having to overcome debt incurred by either one or both of you, we also recommend that you read the article Life After Debt - Strategies for Dealing with Problem Debt


Top 5 Planning Tips

1. Get a dedicated credit card for all of your wedding expenses so that you can dispute the charge if a deal falls though.

2 Earn miles toward your honeymoon with a frequent flyer miles credit card from

3. Get the best deal on airfare, hotel and rental cars for your honeymoon through any travel site of your choice.

4. Create your own web page at with information about your wedding date, location, gift registries, and hotels for out-of-town guests.

5. If you plan to take your spouse's name, get a Name Change Kit to ensure you cover everything.

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