How to Plan Your Financial Future With Your Spouse • With Printables
As newlyweds, you’ve already tackled the task of planning a wedding, and now it is time to plan the rest of your life together. Whether that may mean traveling the world, checking off your bucket list’s together, or having a family, this is the perfect time to do so. Planning for the good, and sometimes the bad, can allow overall control of any situation life might throw your way.
Not only that, but it can also bring you and your spouse closer together by showing your appreciation for each other. Bestow created these printables to help start these hard conversations, and help wrap things up by going over everything you are grateful for within your relationship. While this is a rather bonding conversation, this can also shows what each of you value the most if the unthinkable were to ever happen.
These printables make a rather sad topic into an uplifting and bonding activity. Talk about what actions should be taken to make sure your family is taken care of and tell each other everything you are grateful for to help grow your special relationship.
Plan for the Good and the (Sometimes) Bad
Whether you are wanting to stay in and have a cozy night at home, or go to a nice dinner to go over these topics this can help grow your appreciation for each other. Check-in with each other frequently to make sure changes that should be made are done.
3 Crucial Topics to Go Over With Your Spouse
Power of Attorney
Power of attorney is a written authorization for someone to act on behalf of all life matters. Should the unthinkable happen, a trusted person will be able to take care of your belongings. Work with a legal attorney to ensure you and your partner have these documents at bay.
Healthcare directives cover how you’d like to be cared for if you’re unable to make the decision yourself. You will want to select someone as a preferred healthcare proxy to make choices when you can’t yourself.
Last Will and Testament
A will delegates all wishes about your estate. A will also give specific instructions such as naming a caretakers for pets or an explanation of how your home should be maintained.
Living Happily Ever After
Talking about the good and the bad can better your communication — to help close these not so fun topics, we included gratitude printables to show your loved one what you are thankful for. Fill in the blanks to create your own unique recipe for a happy and healthy marriage.
A Recipe for Marriage Printable
Remember, even when life gives you the unexpected, you’re in this together – problem solve, communicate, and lift each other up.