Love is even lovelier the second time around, and solid financial planning is even more important if you plan to remarry. This time, it’s likely that both of you have accumulated more assets, possibly more debt, and more responsibilities than before your first marriage. In addition to the issues involved in combining your financial lives, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect yourself financially and manage any issues from your past experiences.
|What financial issues are most important to you in your remarriage? Caring for your children from a previous marriage? Having a more combined (or more separate) financial life? Dealing with inheritance issues?|
|Things to Talk About|
|Learning from your experiences is what life’s all about. When you remarry, you take with you the lessons gained from your previous experiences of marriage. By analyzing the financial aspects of your previous marriage and your goals for this one, you can carry the wisdom you have gained into your new adventure in love.Pick the question your Club finds most interesting. If there’s still time, pick another one — or make up your own!
|Catch Yourself Doing Something Right|
|Share your success with your fellow Club members:
|What Will You Do Today?|
|Choose one Small Step to do before next meeting, and pledge to the group to do it. To select that 15-minute exercise, ask yourself these questions:
Don’t drive yourself crazy. Remember, you can do anything for 15 minutes! For example:
You get the picture. This is like Goldilocks. Don’t try to do too much. Don’t try to do too little. Do it just right.
|Money Attraction Affirmations|
|Choose one affirmation to motivate you to achieve your goals, something like:
|The Money Zone for Next Meeting|
|Cast your vote: Does your Money Club want to stay in this Money Zone, or do you want to move on to the next Money Zone?
If your group decides to Stay in the Zone then, future Money Star, check out these fun articles so you can discuss them at your next meeting. Even if your group decides to move to the next Zone, you still can explore these on your own.Are You Ready for Marriage?
Managing the Move-In Situation
Planning the Wedding
|Just For You|
|Before the next Money Club meeting, do the Just for You Exercise called A Step-by-Step Guide to Tying the Knot.Don’t skip a meeting if you don’t get this done. Half of life is showing up, Money Clubs included. You can tell the group you didn’t get it done, and they will encourage you (not bug you) to make a date to do it soon. Discussion questions for your club meeting: