Consider Downsizing Your Home
As you think about building your lives together, you have to consider where you’ll live. If you both own homes, you can choose to live in one or the other. However, there are benefits to downsizing and moving somewhere newer and smaller. Downsizing requires going through your things and getting rid of what you don’t want or need. Then you can combine what you both have without overflowing your home. Plus, it’s a new space where you can make new memories as a couple.
Make a Plan for Your Finances
Should you put your finances together or continue to keep them separate? Research shows keeping finances separate can help eliminate arguments. You both may have different styles of money management. Additionally, seniors generally have more assets, including retirement accounts and inheritance. Combining finances can be complex, but with a prenuptial agreement, you can distinguish what belongs to each of you.
If you’re combining finances, you can easily add a page to PDF documents to keep important related financial documents in one file. An online tool allows you to simply drag and drop PDF files.