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Discuss the meaning of your career and how you think living together might change your current views


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


It is very common today for both partners in a marriage or committed relationship to have a career that is vital to them in terms of financial reward, professional success, emotional satisfaction, and future potential.

It is important that both partners are aware of the meaning and importance of their own career and the meaning and importance of their partner’s career.

The following resources may assist you in discussing the meaning of your career and how you think living together might change your current views:

Dual Career Marriages: What Makes Them Work

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: Balancing Work and Family in a Dual-Career Marriage

Balancing Marriage and Career


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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