Starting Out – It's Over
  • Sharing Money

    Don't be blinded by love, be aware of how much money is coming in and going out. Having open dialogue with your partner about the financial makeup of your relationship is a just one building block. If you make a decision to share your financial resources which includes debt you need to take an...

     

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  • Your Relationship Philosophy

    Talking to your partner about money is important, even more so if you have different spending and saving styles. There are four crucial issues that couples should discuss to ensure your relationship & money philosophy’s align. These conversations are often not easy for many reasons. We have...

     

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  • Opting In Or Out?

    If you're making joint decisions and sharing your finances as a couple, you need to be very clear about your intentions. We suggest having defined roles that each of you agrees to and a fall back position in the event of a relationship break down. Here are just some of the things you will need to...

     

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Planning For A Shared Future

We get it! It’s an exciting time! You have discussed money and financial decision making with your partner. Now you both want to get on with building a life together & planning a future together. It’s important to be transparent and honest with your partner about things like personal debt,...

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Buying Property Together

When it comes to property, the law has different rules for married and unmarried couples. There are courts and legislation set up to deal with marital assets, but for unmarried couples, the situation...

Renting Property Together

Sometimes it is easier to have your partner move into your existing home. Sometimes it is better to start off in a new, neutral space where you can establish your boundaries and routines from...

Living Together

So you are thinking about moving in with your partner. It is a beautiful time in a relationship and a great time to set strong financial foundations. Approximately two-thirds of married couples live...

Inherited Debt

Sexually transmitted debt can arise in a relationship in a number of contexts, for example, if you guarantee your partner's business loan. In the context of family law proceedings it commonly arises...

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Joint Finances

Love and money don’t always co-exist peacefully. Joint accounts are a big decision and not to be undertaken lightly. In an age of high relationship breakdown rates it can be quite scary to consider...

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How To Handle Existing Assets

In many relationships one party comes to the relationship with more wealth than the other. Wealth can include property owned by one party before the relationship commenced, a business, superannuation & income. It can also include...

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Putting Yourself First

Discussing money is always difficult. Often one partner has more assets or earns more money than another partner. If you are not able to contribute...

Getting informed

As your relationship develops you will become more aware of the differences between how you & your partner handle money. Every relationship has...

Sharing Costs

Sharing costs as a couple is part of building a future together. Things can get complicated if one partner earns more than the other partner or of one partner is less certain of the longevity of the relationship. Living on one partners wage & banking the other partners wage is common but what...

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About Cohabitation Agreements

A “cohabitation agreement” is legally known as a section 90UB Binding Financial Agreement. There are different types of binding financial agreements although a “cohabitation agreement” refers...

Discussing BFA’ s

If you are considering entering into a BFA with your partner you will need to start by having an open and honest conversation with your partner about your relationship & the reasons why a BFA...

Exit Strategy

This is incredibly important and often a difficult topic to broach for de facto couples especially if you are just starting out and moving in together. Pre-Nuptial Agreements or Binding Financial...

Your Relationship & Money

Whether moving in with someone or combining finances, it is smart to go into love and money matters with your eyes open and talk with your new partner in detail about your money philosophy. Most people hate talking about money, it is one of the top three things that both married & de facto couples fight about.

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