There are a small number of events in your life that you need to get right and right the very first time.
I call them Epic Life Events.
When you look back on these milestones, they'll seem almost trivial but in the moment, they're huge.
Here's the thing — getting married is not like putting a colony on the moon.
They're both scary and complex problems, with lots of moving parts, but people have been getting married for a very long time.
So while it's the first time for you, we have best practices. Let's see what they are.
Buying your first home is SCARY! It's probably one of the biggest financial commitments you'll ever make, putting a debt on your shoulders the likes you've never had, and your mortgage will likely last you decades.
It's easy to think one misstep will sink it all. You'll lose your dream house. You'll forget something that will cost you a fortune.
Not to worry, the steps of buying a house are well understood and with our guide, we will help you get through the close and into your new home.
I credit much of my financial success to having a solid foundation. It's upon this basic foundation that I build everything else.
With a well planned, well organized foundation managed primarily through automation, I ensure that I am “doing” all the good things and am able to maintain that system as quickly and easily as possible. Success in anything is predicated on having a solid foundation.
Financial success is no different.
Starting anything new is hard, starting your first job out of school can feel like scaling Mount Everest. New people, new environment, new procedures and that's not even accounting for the important financial decisions you'll need to make regarding your retirement savings and health insurance.
Love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage. This I tell you brother, you can't one one without the other.
Whether you're already married or are going to get married soon, this guide outlines everything you will need to do with respect to money.
More to come —