Besides interpersonal issues, getting married has serious
practical and legal implications in almost all areas of your
financial life, from taxes, credit ratings, investments, owning
property, and so on.
The statistics are depressing--7 out of 10 married couples
disagree about finances. Differences in financial goals, buying
a home, and children's education are leading sources of conflict.
By planning for expected financial responsibilities and harmonizing
your financial goals, you can avoid much of the friction caused
The first step for a couple is to harmonize their financial
goals. We've developed a few worksheets and methods to facilitate
discussion and hopefully reduce your stress caused by money.
This section includes tools that can help set concrete joint
When you get married, your spouse's financial assets and liabilities
often become yours. Now is the time to make major decisions
that affect how you consolidate your finances. We outline
5 big issues to resolve as well as some possible solutions.
Having a baby is a joyous event, but it can be very expensive.
Luckily, there are ways to make it more affordable. Learn
how to cover your costs--from health insurance to daycare
You've heard the horror stories of paying for a 21st century
college education. But you're in luck--here, we explain the
special savings plans available for parents as well as some
strategies to finance your child's education.
Don't rule out Financial Aid as an option until you've visited
our Financial Aid Center. This comprehensive section walks
you through the most frequently asked financial aid questions
and provides tools to help determine the amount of aid you
may need. It even describes the different types of aid available.
Once you've done your research, you can even apply for aid