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Budgeting for Newlyweds

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Getting married is an exciting time, but it does come with a big share of responsibility. The wedding alone can take months or years to plan, and then you and your spouse are just getting started!

One of the biggest challenges every newlywed couple needs to tackle is the topic of how to combine finances and budget together. While talking about money can be a sensitive subject, it’s also a huge factor in the success of your marriage.

Having the money talk early and often will help set realistic goals for your financial future together. Consider asking questions around your spouse’s financial past (such as what is your credit score?), lifestyle choices (such as what’s an ideal emergency fund amount), and future plans (what do you want retirement to look like?) Click here for more budgeting for newlyweds questions.

There’s no one size fits all answer to the question of finances, and the way you and your spouse decide to handle this aspect of your relationship is unique and personal to you. This decision also comes loaded with lots of paperwork, research, sacrifice and compromise.  And while making decisions about finance can seem daunting and unenjoyable, it doesn’t have to be!

In fact, take this opportunity to learn more about your spouses relationship with money and turn it into a bonding experience with these printable budget templates.

You can learn how to set goals like building your credit, budget your first free of marriage, and decide what life plans are most important to set money aside for with these printable budget templates. Whether you are keeping track of bills with our monthly budget calendar or learning more about each other with our finance-focused conversation starters, these printables will help you and your spouse start thinking about finances as a team.

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Author bio:
Jeff Smith is the Vice President of SEO at Self Lender, an organization that helps thousands of people begin their financial journey with a credit builder account. He also serves as Editor of the Self Lender blog. Jeff has more than 14 years of experience in marketing and product-management teams in high-growth companies, and was previously a newspaper editor.

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