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Advice for newlyweds

Posted by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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 What advice would you give to newlyweds about being financially secure?

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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momofsixangels
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Plan now.Discuss how much you want to spend on food,leisure etc. Stick to it

Juniper53098
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Put some money aside every month for emergencies.

QuiltLover
by Jocelynn on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:05 AM

ALWAYS. Have $1000 in savings, not to be touched..., contribute to your retirement fund every payday, live on a budget and stick to it, no matter what....., have some fun money, and AGREE on your budget...save your extra money..(.you can use this periodically..).like your income tax refunds, if you get a bonus, if you get a raise.....

jbyrd898
by Jessica on Feb. 4, 2013 at 8:07 AM

save

Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Plan and discuss now.

baconbits
by Bronze Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM

 You are not at the same stage in your life as your parents. It took them lots and lots of years of saving in order to buy/rent the home they have. To have nice looking furniture. You do not DESERVE to have the best out there just because you have a job. You work and save for what you want.

Sisteract
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:07 AM

This

Quoting baconbits:

 You are not at the same stage in your life as your parents. It took them lots and lots of years of saving in order to buy/rent the home they have. To have nice looking furniture. You do not DESERVE to have the best out there just because you have a job. You work and save for what you want.


Bmat
by Bronze Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Put money in an account for a rainy day starting right away, or have the money deducted from your paycheck.

sukainah
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Put money aside and plan ahead.

907PickleMom
by Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Start saving now!! Nobody NEEDS a $3000 couch, $500 purse or $300 shoes. Separate NEEDS from WANTS. Set up some sort of retirement account and pay CASH for everything, even if you have to save for a few months. Credit cards are BAD!
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