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Why should I talk with my partner about money before we get married?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Too often, it seems that we treat money issues as some taboo topic. We can't talk about our financial philosophies until hubby comes home with a brand new motor boat (and then all hell breaks loose). Since financial styles affect a marriage as much as parenting styles and sexual styles, it's only smart to talk about money well before your wedding vows. Considering how many couples break up over the almighty dollar, you need to have a conversation about long-term goals, about short-term needs, about budgets, about emergency plans, and about an overall financial strategy that will keep your account (and marriage) intact.

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