Getting Married, Merging Lives, Merging Money
So you’re ready to walk down the aisle and tie the knot? Merging lives and households is a big step. And, often, combining finances can be the hardest part. If you’re getting married soon or are a newlywed, merging finances and switching financial institutions can seem overwhelming. Stop by a TFCU branch and ask to talk to a member service representative. We’ll be happy to sit down with you and help you through the process.
And, better yet, we may even be able to help you with some of those wedding expenses. While you’re at the branch, be sure to register for our Merging Money promotion. Registration is open to U.S. residents 18 years and older who have gotten married or who will be married in 2007. During September through December, we will draw one winner each month to win $500 to be used toward 2007 wedding expenses (tux, gown, flowers, photography or wedding cake). Winners must provide itemized receipts from 2007 to win the cash prize, so hang on to those receipts!
Merging Money Tips:
- Have a candid discussion about finances before you walk down the aisle.
- Compare spending habits. Make sure you understand your individual differences and be willing to compromise.
- Take a close look at your financial situation, including assets, debts, insurance and investments. Review your credit reports, which can impact you as you apply for car loans, mortgages and even apartment leases.
- Plan for your future. Discuss and prioritize your goals together.