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It’s no secret that a necessary, but often a little uncomfortable, step towards marriage involves discussing money.  Each partner’s spending habits should be mapped out, as well as where both people currently stand in their checking, savings, income, and investments. ... Read More

Alternate Picture Northwestern Mutual Plan for Your Financial Future

Money.  For a rare few is it a happy-go-lucky subject. The rest of us need to have the tough conversations with our soon-to-be spouse about things like how we spend, what our financial plan has been and should be, and... Read More

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When planning your destination wedding, there are a few unique issues to navigate. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind for your far away event! Be aware of the cost to attend your wedding. Some destination weddings simply cost... Read More

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We’ve all heard the horror stories of the newlyweds’ first big fight.  And usually it is on the honeymoon.  During your once-in-a-lifetime vacation that probably cost you some serious moolah.  The first big fight will, of course, happen.  It’s inevitable,... Read More

nelham_brace_keith_pitts_photography_120408nelhambracewedding0127_low A Few Simple Ways to Save

It’s happened: the love of your life dropped to one knee (or, you know, some variation of that) and slipped a ring on your finger and all of a sudden you have a date set, a dress to find and... Read More

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It’s coming: the day you’ve been waiting for, looking forward to, possibly planning for and dreaming about for most of your life. You’ve thought about the dress, the music and the look in his eyes as you walk down the... Read More

How to Save Money on Your Destination Wedding

Managing destination wedding costs is similar to planning a local wedding in town; it all depends on your budget. Once set, use your budget to actively minimize destination wedding costs by creative accounting. Choosing a Wedding Destination This can be... Read More

Save Money on Destination Wedding Travel

Cheap travel is the Holy Grail when it comes to planning an affordable destination wedding. Now more than ever, wedding couples need to look for inventive ways to recession-proof their destination wedding. No matter how low you can get the... Read More

Tips on Helping Your Honeymoon Budget

Give yourself a champagne honeymoon by stretching your honeymoon budget. These three simple tips provide methods to increase your budget without costing you a penny. Free Upgrades Honeymoons are special occasions that vendors appreciate. When making reservations inform the airline,... Read More

mombernov Newlywed Perspective: Anne + Excel = BFFs

I’m here today to talk about everyone’s favorite thing: money. Or, more specifically: budgets. Okay, so maybe neither of these things are really anyone’s favorite thing. But sometimes they’re both kind of an important thing…or so I’m learning. I’ll admit,... Read More