3 THINGS NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES SHOULD DO ASAP
October 30, 2017
Is there anything more blissful than those first few months after your wedding? The pressure of the leadup to the big event is long forgotten, and you and your partner can take your time to settle into newly-wed life. You might even be fresh-faced and glowing after a lingering honeymoon.
However, now that you’ve tied the knot, it’s time to get organised. Here are a few important ducks to get in a row, so you can rest assured that you’ve ticked all the happily married boxes:
STORE YOUR IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS SAFELY
Now that you’re married, you’re going to become the owner of all sorts of scary-looking official documents. This includes the all-important marriage certificate and prenuptial contract. Once you have a kid that will include their birth certificate, and if you buy a house you’ll have all kinds of paperwork related to that.
The time to get organised is now. Choose a safe place for the hard copies of these documents and label it clearly. Then make copies of it, get that certified and store it on a digital, cloud-based platform like Dropbox that you can access from any computer in the event that yours is stolen. Sounds like a mission we know, but it has to get done.
HAVE A FRANK CHAT ABOUT THE HEALTH STUFF
Do you know your partner’s blood type or whether they are allergic to any prescription medication? What would they prefer to have happen if they were in an accident or became so ill that they had to be placed on life support?
Would they like to donate their organs after they pass? It’s a scary talk to have, but you need to know these things. Better yet, draft a living will, so there is paperwork to support your wishes.
COMBINE FORCES TO SAVE ON PREMIUMS
If you each had your own vehicle-, medical-, life-, and home contents insurance before you tied the knot, now is the time to join forces to save on premiums. If you move all your policies to a single provider, the odds are that you are going to save a bundle and get a whole bunch of rewards to boot. Take the time to find out and put the money you save towards something fun like a holiday!
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