This article is an excerpt originally by Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, an extremely popular national radio personality and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover.
From engagement parties to bridal showers to wedding dresses to photography and flowers, weddings can quickly spiral out of control when it comes to money. Today the average wedding costs more than $26,000, making it easily one of the costliest milestones a couple will encounter.
Too many couples get caught up with the “dream wedding” concept and end up thousands of dollars in debt. By starting your marriage off on the right financial foot, you will avoid a lot of heartaches and arguments.
If you’re one of the thousands of couples planning on getting married in the near future (or if you were recently married), here are a few tips on how to ease some of the financial stresses that a wedding and a marriage can bring…. Read More…