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Premarital counseling is said to help you get the party marriage started off right. I had done research prior so I felt like I knew what to expect and was not really looking forward to it… First, I did not want a pastor to provide counseling. Yes, I said it. I did not want to be in a misogynistic counseling session with biblical references. My fiance has accepted me but I’m not sure if the pastor would if he knew me, for real. So luckily, he recommended that we get counseling from professionals, thank gosh!
The most beneficial has been financial counseling. I think this is something everyone should do. DO NOT WAIT. Your age or status does not matter. Any who, it was recommended that we go ahead and merge accounts. Personally, I always thought separate and one joint account was sufficient but our counselor has over 30 years of financial experience so I guess he knows what he’s talking about… Additional homework included starting an emergency fund, getting rid of small debt using the snowball technique and tracking all of our spending. We’ll work on investing and student loan debt later this summer. For more information, check out Dave Ramsey. Financial counseling will be an ongoing process so there is no end date in the near future, lol.