Marriage and setting up home

Getting married, entering into a civil partnership or setting up a home with someone is an exciting time in life.

Now that you’ve found that someone you want to share everything with, make sure you get off on the right foot and take a bit of time to plan ahead with your partner so you can both stay MoneyFit. 

Planning ahead

Start your marriage/partnership as you mean to go on…being MoneyFit! It’s easy to get lost in all the fun parts of organising a wedding or celebration, but it’s just as easy to lose control over the spending. Yes, you want it to be a great day but you also want to start your new life without money worries.

Find out about the accommodation you will be entitled to and the allowances that you’ll be eligible for.

Now that's all sorted, it’s time to consider the serious stuff…money!

Talking about money with your partner doesn’t always need to be a row. Don’t be afraid to talk to each other about money, it sounds boring but it can be the difference between living comfortably and living in debt.

If you work together then you may find you can afford more than just the bills, it’s all about saving for emergencies and the short term, budgeting for day-to-day expenses and planning for the future, whether that’s saving for your own home or retirement, and we’ve got all the information you need!

Last reviewed: 18/06/2018