Getting married is truly a celebration and a fun time indeed. You just need to make sure that you have time set aside to talk about a plan.
When I really was struggling, I found that I relied a lot on one day pay day loans. These are awesome resources when you’re really skint, but what about when you really get on your feet? You need to make sure that you have a plan so that you don’t have to pay those fees. Unlike many personal finance bloggers I still stand by payday loans, because they really do get the job done. As I was thinking about getting married though, I knew I wanted to build a much stronger financial foundation than what I had in the past.
So I thought about things from a very logical standpoint. What did I want to contribute to the marriage to be? Would I be at home with any children or would I be working? I’m a working girl at heart, so I wanted to always have an income coming in. This means that I needed to look at things I could do from anywhere.
Folks, we’re living in an incredible time! My mum and dad couldn’t dream of making money online. It’s time to think about what you can actually bring to the table rather than just assume that there’s nothing that you can do at all. It would be better to figure out what you’re really bringing to the table than just assuming that there’s really nothing to be done. You just have to look through your options.
If there’s one thing that I would definitely advise, it would be talking with your spouse to be. There are a lot of things that need to be worked out. If you want children, this is something that you guys need to discuss up front.
When I was engaged, I immediately let him know what I wanted, what I didn’t want, and how I would be good as a wife for us both. A good spouse isn’t something that has to be a product of the 1950’s, if that’s not what you both want. There’s nothing wrong with saying that you want to stay at home — and then making a good plan to make things work on one income.
You want to also look for someone that actually shares your viewpoints. If you’re trying to save and lower your credit card debt, you don’t want to go marry someone that thinks you should rack up as much debt as possible — after all, you only live once! That would just be wrong to do, from all angles.
Keep these points in mind as you begin getting closer to your wedding date. Don’t forget to think about what you actually want when it comes to your wedding. If you want my advice, I would say that you really need to skip the big fancy wedding. The world economy is shifting and changing before our eyes — why get caught up in all of the ceremony that may or may not have meaning for just the two of you?
Keeping things into perspective is what I do, so if you have more questions don’t be afraid to talk to me! ~Ellie