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Downloadable Money Checklists

Change Your Name
Legally changing your name may not be at the top of your list, but you've gotta get this done in the first six months of marriage.

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Create a Will
Every married person should draft a will. Read up on the process, fill out the worksheet, then bring it to your lawyer to draft it formally.

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Create a Living Will
By filling out this document, naming an executor, and getting two or three witnesses, you can be covered until you formally draft a will.

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Document Tracker
Online banking? You bet. E-tickets for air travel? Definitely. A paperless society? Not so fast. Keep all vital stats from your important papers here.

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Get out of Debt
Before you make major purchases as a couple, clear up any financial glitches you have. These nine steps will get you in the black again -- just in time for that room reno.

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Go-to Numbers
Stuff breaks. You lose things. It happens. Know who to call when your credit card disappears, and when anything else that can go wrong does.

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Insurance Inventory
We know insurance is a snore, but what if your stuff gets destroyed? Record your insurance carriers, log your possessions, and store hard copies of policies.

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Joint Accounts
Fill out all the financial info, figure out which accounts you want to keep and which ones you want to merge, then compile your updated accounts for safe keeping.

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Merge Your Money
So you've finally joined your pads together. Well, it's about time to figure out all the details when combining your dough. Use this checklist to sort out the specifics.

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-- The Nest Editors

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