Family First

Vacation.png

What is Hawaii’s “Reciprocal Beneficiary” Relationship, and Does It Make Sense for You?

BY Kaycee Cuaira

marriage estate planning civil union domestic partnership hawaii reciprocal beneficiary

Hawaii has a unique, legally-recognized relationship that is similar to a civil union and can impact estate planning. It’s called the “reciprocal beneficiary” relationship. Hawaii’s …

Couple.png

5 Ways Marriage Counseling is Decreasing Our Money Fights

BY Andy Hill

counseling marriage parenting couple family

My wife and I don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to our money. The things that get me excited about our finances …

Couple.png

How to Curb Money Fights in Your Marriage

BY Andy Hill

money couple marriage marriage kids and money

Money touches nearly every part our lives. That’s doubly true for our marriages.Our mortgages, our jobs, our kids and even the food we eat as …

Couple.png

The Pros and Cons of Combining Finances as a Married Couple

BY Emily Omier

combined finances couple marriage managing money

Congratulations on your marriage! You’ll be combining your life with your spouse in many ways, but you should also think about how you’ll be combining …

CreditCard.png

When (and How) to Talk to a New Partner About Money

BY Emily Omier

marriage new relationship partner couple money talk about money

One of the golden rules of dating is to never bring up money on the first date—but finances are also the number one source of …

Wise.png

Financial Conversations You Should Have Before Getting Married

BY Chris Durheim

marriage conversations couples couple family talk about money

My wife Jaime and I are celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary this month! It’s been an amazing journey but, like most marriages, we’ve had our …

NewYear.png

How to Prepare Your Financial Paperwork For Divorce

BY Brynne Conroy

divorce partnership marriage estate planning will trust

Divorce is traumatic. Your entire life—both the present and the future—are changing dramatically as you separate from the person you thought would be your partner …

Couple.png

The Definitive Legal and Financial Checklist for Newlyweds

BY Sam Mcroberts

goals couple marriage newlyweds

If you recently got married, congratulations! You may feel like you just jumped a number of hurdles and can now rest at the finish line. …