Reader Question: Should You Talk About Finances Before Getting Engaged?

Reader Question: Should You Talk About Finances Before Getting Engaged?

Last night, I had a reader contact me and ask a very poignant question. He asked if his family member should discuss finances with her potential future husband before getting engaged. She didn't think it was necessary until after engagement, and he said they should discuss "money, budgets, life goals, etc. now and not wait until a ring is exchanged." I totally agreed. My Response Here was my response to him: Sorry to hear about that. My wife and I discussed money while dating, and I believe it's important to go over details of one's financial situation, plans for the future, … [Read more...]