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October 30, 2019 at 12:11 pm #856612

That’s exciting, @hfantods and @Copa! When I moved in with my now-husband, it was from my rented apartment to the condo that he owned. He refused to be my “landlord” so I used that money to pay off my student loans. We started a joint checking account and deposited proportionally according to our income (2/3 him, 1/3 me, each keeping some in our personal savings/checking) and used that to pay for all of our groceries and other shared expenses. We hadn’t explicitly discussed marriage yet, which was probably naive in hindsight, but it was obvious that we were headed there. I got rid of all my furniture because it was Craigslist/Ikea crap anyway, lol. But I had enough in savings to set myself back up if needed. I’m not terribly knowledgeable about prenups, but feel like it’s not as needed unless one or both of you is coming in with significant assets and/or children…? In general, some of the best marriage advice I’ve heard is to marry someone you are reasonably sure would treat you fairly during a divorce. Of course that can be hard to predict!