You've unpacked the gifts and said your "I do's" this wedding season, but before you get settled into your newly married life after the honeymoon, it's a good idea to talk about your finances.
Whether you're about to get married, just married or have been married for years, it's important to sit down and have the money talk with your significant other. Sure it may seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised by how many couples aren't on the same page with their finances. According to a new survey from Fidelity, 43 percent of the people could not say how much their partner earned and 10 percent of that group were off by $25,000 or more.
Having regular money talks that are transparent is key to financial success as a couple. Communication and honesty are the "most important things," said Victoria Fillet, a certified financial planner and founder of Blueprint Financial Planning in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Here's a strategy on how to have the talk.