On this episode of The Confident Wallet™, a personal finance podcast series from T. Rowe Price and The Washington Post BrandStudio, host Kevin McCormally is joined by a panel of experts to discuss how couples entering into marriage could prepare for their financial future together.

McCormally, the former chief content officer at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, calls on guests Judith Ward, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with T. Rowe Price, and Janet Bodnar, editor-at-large of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, to help couples through an exciting but sometimes tricky time.

The panelists cover topics, including taxes, merging assets, debt, and savings. They’ll answer questions like “What topics should you discuss before you get married to make sure you are on the same page as your soon-to-be spouse?” and “How can couples divide financial responsibilities but keep each other in the loop on the full picture?”

In a segment called “If you remember one thing...” McCormally asks his guests to sum up one big takeaway from the episode. Bodnar suggests that it’s critical to make sure spouses are on the same page as far as goals are concerned. For Ward, it’s about the three Cs: communication, compromise, and commitment. Tune in to hear their advice.

Want to take a more active role in your finances? Visit T. Rowe Price for more information.
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On this episode of The Confident Wallet™, a personal finance podcast series from T. Rowe Price and The Washington Post BrandStudio, host Kevin McCormally is joined by a panel of experts to discuss how couples entering into marriage could prepare for their financial future together.

McCormally, the former chief content officer at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, calls on guests Judith Ward, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with T. Rowe Price, and Janet Bodnar, editor-at-large of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, to help couples through an exciting but sometimes tricky time.

The panelists cover topics, including taxes, merging assets, debt, and savings. They’ll answer questions like “What topics should you discuss before you get married to make sure you are on the same page as your soon-to-be spouse?” and “How can couples divide financial responsibilities but keep each other in the loop on the full picture?”

In a segment called “If you remember one thing...” McCormally asks his guests to sum up one big takeaway from the episode. Bodnar suggests that it’s critical to make sure spouses are on the same page as far as goals are concerned. For Ward, it’s about the three Cs: communication, compromise, and commitment. Tune in to hear their advice.

Want to take a more active role in your finances? Visit T. Rowe Price for more information.
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