The Moneyist: ‘We can practically finish each other’s sentences’: I’m getting married in 2023. I want a prenup. She wants to merge our finances. What’s my next move?

by | Dec 23, 2022 | Stock Market

Dear Quentin, My girlfriend and I have been dating for nearly five years. We’re getting married in 2023. I have a large sum of money so I’d like to get a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot. The agreement would consist of cash, bonds, stocks, an SUV and tangible property. 

We discussed this a couple of years ago, but that’s it. How long before getting married should I start this process? I’m also concerned that she may get offended even though she didn’t seem offended when we talked about it previously.  She also wants to combine our money, which makes me very nervous. I’ve been married once before, but never in my 50 years of life have I ever shared checking/savings accounts. She is a very sweet lady and we are on the same wavelength 99% of the time.  We can practically finish each other’s sentences. Any and all advice is much appreciated.   Sincerely, Lost in OhioDear Lost in Ohio, If you can finish each other’s sentences, here’s one to try in unison: “Given our earlier conversation about a prenup, combining our savings and checking accounts would be a very…” “…bad idea.” Correct! If the end of this sentence comes as a surprise, you are right in thinking that the prenup conversation …

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