Marriage is not just about love and companionship; it's also a union of finances. Financial matters can become a significant source of stress and conflict in a marriage. Therefore, it's essential to develop good financial habits and financial literacy skills as a couple. In this lesson, we will discuss some key financial literacy concepts that every married couple should know. Budgeting The first step to financial literacy is budgeting. Couples need to create a budget to track their expenses and income. A budget will help them identify their spending patterns and areas where they can cut back. It's also essential to have a shared understanding of financial priorities and goals. Couples should set aside a specific amount of money each month for savings, emergency funds, and investments. Debt management Debt is a significant source of stress for many couples. Therefore, it's essential to develop a plan to manage debt. Couples should aim to pay off their high-interest debt, such as credit card debt, as quickly as possible. They can also consider consolidating their debt into a lower-interest loan. It's also essential to avoid taking on new debt unless it's necessary. Retirement planning It's never too early to start planning for retirement. Couples should start saving for retirement as soon as possible, even if they are still in their 20s or 30s. They can consider opening a retirement account, such as an IRA or 401(k). Couples should also be aware of the tax implications of r
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