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3. Managing dual careers


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


Managing dual careers. “What is the role of work in our lives?”

Most couples today have two careers. New couples face challenges on how to balance their new relationship with their jobs and careers.

These challenges can include the following tasks and require honest discussions with your new partner.

The following subtasks may assist you in managing dual careers. You will find detailed resources for these subtasks under the links in the right column of this page.

Subtask 1: Discuss the meaning of your career and how your think living together might change your current views

Subtask 2: Decide whose career may need to be given top priority

Subtask 3: Manage household tasks


Blending Two Lives Tasks

1. Creating a joint spending plan
2. Building shared credit access and usage
3. Managing dual careers
4. Protecting your income with life insurance
5. Estate planning

Managing dual careers Subtasks

1. Discuss the meaning of your career and how you think living together might change your current views
2. Decide whose career may need to be given top priority
3. Manage household tasks

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