Manage household tasks

Life’s Financial Journeys

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

Having a demanding career can mean that you must rely on your partner for a large portion of the management of your household. But what can you do when both partners have a demanding career?

For some couples, household tasks can be effectively managed by working out a division of labor. For others, it may become necessary to hire outside help.

The following resources may assist you in managing household chores:

How to Divide Household Chores

Tips for Dividing Household Chores With Your Spouse

Creative Ways to Divide Household Chores for Newlyweds

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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