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Our Engagement Picture

So are you and your potential spouse financially compatible? If you’re not sure, review these questions with your potential mate. I’ll share our story and resources we’ve used along the way.

Our Premarital Story

My wife and I started dating 1 week after being in the same city, dated for 1 year 2 months, were engaged for 11 weeks and then married. Surprisingly our Knot page is still up if you want to read more.

When my wife and I were seriously thinking of getting engaged, we went through pre-engagement counseling with an older couple through the Prepare/Enrich program (non-affiliate link).

Why pre-engagement? We wanted to make sure before an engagement took place and the whole world knew. Broken engagements carry a lot of social stigmatism and some couples will go through with a marriage even when they know they shouldn’t marry. That is why we support pre-engagement counseling. Continue Reading…

Money can be a touchy issue. Maintaining healthy relationships is also challenging. Mixing money and relationships is a recipe for conflict! Welcome to marriage!

Dealing with money inside of marriage is a skill unfortunately many people don’t learn. This series will help you to get to know each others values and beliefs about money.

It will be tough work, but time well spent. Help divorce proof your marriage by getting on the same page financially.

1) Premarital Financial Advice– Unpack your financial baggage and “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours”.

2) Premarital Financial Priorities Exercise– Take a financial inventory and also 25 Financial Compatibility Questions

3) How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?We’ll look at this questions and give some advice to both the guys and gals.

4) Budgets, Weddings, & Prenups Oh My!– How much should you spend on a wedding? Is a prenuptial agreement right for you?

5) Our Story & Premarital Resources


Did you like this series? Be sure to check out our How to Budget Like a Pro Series.