7 Money Moves Couples Can Make to Build a Strong Financial Future

As a newly-engaged couple or newlyweds, you’re probably getting lots of advice from everyone around you. Some of this advice may be solicited, while much is not.

Money Moves Couples Can Make to Build a Strong Financial Future

A great place to start is to get a full credit report and credit score.  This will help the two of you understand the current situation so you can make a plan for what to do next.

1. Openly share your entire financial situation

Money Moves Couples Can Make to Build a Strong Financial Future

Most experts suggest having enough money put aside to cover a minimum of three to six months’ worth of expenses for your whole family.

2. Be Prepared in Case of Emergencies

Money Moves Couples Can Make to Build a Strong Financial Future

Once your emergency fund is fully stocked, make saving for other short and long-term goals a priority and a habit.

3. Pay Yourselves First

Money Moves Couples Can Make to Build a Strong Financial Future

When you pool all of your money together, you have access to more funds, period. For some, it may be possible to live off of just one income and devote the other to a specific financial goal.

4. Live on one income

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