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$tepfamily Finance$: Money & $tuff

Managing the quagmire of stepfamily money—yours, mine, ours—can be very difficult.  In this series of articles, Carri & Gordon Taylor share practical guidance on this stressful area of stepfamily life.  Part 1.
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$tepfamily Finance$: Money & $tuff-- Part 2

Take a look at the TANGIBLES of stepfamily finances...
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$tepfamily Finance$: Money & $tuff-- Part 3

In Part 3 we are addressing the INTANGIBLES of stepfamily finances by breaking them down into four main areas: 1) values 2) control 3) styles and 4) trust.
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$tepfamily Finance$: Money & $tuff-- Part 4

The final installment in this series examines spending styles, "ours" issues, and establishing a "Gripe Agreement". 
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Foolproof Money Mistakes

Managing money in a stepfamily isn’t always clear.  But here’s a list of foolproof mistakes that you shouldn’t practice. 

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Remarriage Finances Part 1: Why is Money Such a Problem?

This begins a 12-part series by attorney and author Joseph Warren Kniskern.  Part 1: Issues with money consistently create conflict for many couples.  But why? 
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Remarriage Finances Part 2: Financial Harmony in Remarriage

What is our attitude problem with money?  Part 2 of this series.
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Remarriage Finances Part 3: Emphasizing With One's Life Experiences

The point is this: Truly loving someone means empathizing with the life experiences of our prospective remarriage partners.  It means trying to walk in their shoes and, as best we can, feeling what they feel.  Coming alongside one another, and understanding how each coped with the divorce or death of a spouse, is just as important as having the right attitude about money.
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Remarriage Finances Part 4: Inventorying Our Blessings And Responsibilities

How to inventory, and respect, each other's boundaries in handling personal financial assets and liabilities.
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Remarriage Finances Part 5: How To Keep The Issue Of Separateness From Pulling Your Remarriage Apart

In this installment, we offer some suggestions as to how to keep separateness from overwhelming your remarriage...
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Remarriage Finances Part 6: Getting Started As A Remarriage Couple

What topics should couples discuss before and after the wedding as they seek compatibility?  Find out here...

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Remarriage Finances Part 7: Special Financial Issues To Consider Before Remarriage--Estate Planning

How do different remarriage issues change financial goals and plans?  Read on...
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Remarriage Finances Part 8: Getting Started as a Remarriage Couple

In this edition: Special Financial Issues To Consider Before Remarriage--Housing, Retirement, Insurance, And Ex-Spouses
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Remarriage Finances Part 9: Putting Your Remarriage Financial Plan Into Action

Experts offer the following general guidance for handling marital finances...
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Remarital Finances Part 10: Private Trusts and Premarital Agreements In Remarriage

Newlyweds gingerly tiptoe around the subject.  Usually it takes a family crisis or divorce to become brutally honest.  What am I talking about?  It is the practical question nearly everyone dreads: "What happens to our family and assets if one of us dies, becomes disabled, or even if our remarriage fails?" 
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Remarital Finances Part 11: Private Trusts And Premarital Agreements In Remarriage--Psychological and Legal Concerns

What are the psychological and relational aspects of private agreements and trusts?  These important aspects are considered in this installment as are relevant legal concerns.
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Remarital Finances Part 12: Making Allowances: Modeling Good Financial Conduct For All Children In A Blending Family

In this final installment Joseph Warren Kniskern discusses how important it is to teach financial responsibility to children in blending families.

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Money Questions for Dating Couples

Presents a list of questions couples should discuss before they marry. Print this list and starting talking!
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Estate Planning: When and How to use a Shared Covenant Agreement in a Christian Remarriage

At first glance it does resemble what is called a prenuptial agreement. However, unlike a prenuptial agreement it is not based upon the possibility of a divorce. Instead, the Shared Covenant Agreement is designed to actually clarify many emotionally charged issues and to reaffirm commitment to the permanency of a remarriage.
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Step-Money: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Sometimes money conflicts are about values or power and control; other times they are about fear.
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