Setting Up a Joint Household

Lessons Covered

  • Financial Impact of Marriage
  • Budgeting for Emergencies
  • Budgeting When Your Salaries Are Unequal
  • Budgeting with a Partner

Budgeting for Couples

Before moving in with your partner or new spouse, it's important to have a comprehensive money management plan in place. Creating a budget that the two of you can agree on might be challenging, especially if you both have completely different sources of income, spending habits, and financial goals. Thankfully, FinancialFit offers resources and tips to help you learn how to budget with a partner.

Benefits of Budgeting

When friends and family give couples advice on moving in together, it rarely involves an in-depth discussion about bills and money. Our lessons can help you and your partner develop a thorough understanding of your individual and joint finances so you can build a monthly budget that works for both of you. FinancialFit services can also help couples understand:

  • The Financial Implications of Marriage
  • Budgeting with Unequal Incomes
  • Accounting for Emergency Expenses
  • Setting Up a Joint Bank Account

Budget Ideas for Couples

It's a good idea to sit down with your partner and discuss your income, debts, bills, and financial concerns before moving in together. Then, with the help of FinancialFit, the two of you can decide the best way to manage your money, allocate your funds to the essentials, and create your own personal roadmap to budgeting success.