Financial writer and author Terry Savage makes a number of suggestions about discussions and decisions couples should consider before they get married. Whether getting married for the first time or planning a second marriage, couples benefit by discussing finances beforehand.
A basic checklist includes an inventory of both parties' assets and debts, discussing a system for managing money once you are married, setting goals, saving for retirement, and assessing and managing risk. This is good advice any time, but is especially important for couples who are combining their lives.
Read the Wall Street Journal article here.