Editorial Calendar Romance & Money
M.S. Halleck has a successful career as real estate agent
and finance consultant and is a published writer in the Pacific Northwest.
Congratulations! You're in love and getting married. This will be an intoxicating and timeless period in your life.
During this exhilarating time, you also will encounter some stress as you plan your wedding. Protect your romance from the arguments that plague so many other couples. Learn to make sound financial decisions from the beginning, and lay a solid foundation for your marriage.
After running this column for several years, I have decided to summarize the
most important questions and publish them during the course of this year.
Read the advice that will help you to develop a plan to keep your romantic and financial lives healthy and happy.
Monthly Budget Worksheet
Important Financial Help
Websites and Phone Numbers
January: Creatively Paying For Your Upcoming Wedding
A. Wedding plans? -- Financial considerations; where to start
B. How much debt is too much?
C. Paying for the wedding
D. Shared wedding costs
E. Creatively financing your wedding
Romance in January
February: Money Managing Tips
A. Do NOT cash out your future
B. Four powerful tips for managing money together
C. Establish good patterns for
joint planning and spending now; review and revise
Romance in February
Romance By The Sea
A Romantic Trip To Victoria, BC and... Budgeting For Romance
March: Buying Your First Home
A. Donâ€™t forget the hard choices like life insurance
B. The 7 big mortgage mistakes and how to avoid them
C. Planning your first joint tax season; strategy for buying a home
D. Financial tune-up month
Romance in March
April: Dealing With Your First Joint Tax Season
A. Stop complaining about taxes; three tax-time management tips
Romance in April
May: Eliminating Family Stress:
A. Learn to plant the seeds of financial stewardship
Romance in May
June: Creating Financial Health
A. Set realistic financial goals
B. Stay focused on your shared goals
C. What is behind your spending habit?
Romance in June
July: Repairing Your Damaged Credit Past
A. Your credit past is your
B. When one spouse has bad credit -
home buying strategy
C. Plan before you say again "I do"
Romance in July
August: Communicating About The Budget
A. Arguments about finances
B. Develop behavior integrity
C. Negotiate spending boundaries
Romance in August
September: Are Your Current Spending Profiles Destroying
Future Financial Goals?
A. Combating debt
B. Personal spending and credit
Romance in September
October: Incorporating The Cost Of Gift Giving
A. Money talk before the holidays
B. Managing gift giving
C. Budget your Christmas gifts!
Romance in October
Setting Realistic Financial Goals
A. Order those annual credit reports!
B. Is a prenuptial agreement right for
Romance in November
Special Issues For Military Families
A. Surviving financial hardship
B. Review and revise your budget
Romance in December