Finances: Money Matters

Included with the online Pre-Cana, Living Our Faith in Love

Financial matters are among the top reasons for marital trouble and the increasing number of divorces in America, now hovering around 50%. Each day presents many decisions related to finances and couples often have differences of opinion about spending that can lead to arguments and resentment.

We believe that it doesn’t have to be like that.

Having these discussions now, as opposed to when the ship is already taking on water, will allow for peace of mind when the tough times come into play. By investing in the basic principles of responsible and godly money habits, couples will in turn, invest in the stability of their relationship together.

This segment covers all of the must-have conversations that couples need to have before getting married, including:

  • An honest assessment of individual credit reports
  • Paying off debt in a realistic way
  • Tithing, stewardship, and benevolence
  • Short-term saving, long-term saving, and retirement
  • Spending habits
  • Emergencies
  • Budgeting

Presented By:

Michelle Shepley is a Community Bank President and Mortgage Sales Manager at Huntington National Bank. With two decades of experience in the financial industry, and helping to run a small business with her husband, Michelle’s approachable and knowledgable method of presenting this introduction of finances to new marriages is easy to understand and implement for all walks of life.

Guiding Principles and Areas of Discussion:

  • Honest and open financial assessment provides a valuable basis when planning for your short-term, long-term, and daily financial goals.
  • Having a solid understanding of each other’s attitude toward finances can help you achieve your financial goals faster and easier.
  • To build and maintain financial trust, keep each other informed on any past and present challenges to help alleviate and soften any squabbles it could cause.

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