Episode 70: How To Navigate Stepfamily Finances

Stepfamily finances and the issues around them are some of the most important but least talked about (at least in advance) landmines that must be navigated in a new blended family.

When I met my husband, Craig, we talked about all kinds of things when we were planning to marry and move in together. But you know what we didn’t talk about? Stepfamily finances. We did sit down right around when we got engaged to go through each of our assets and debts. And we talked about our philosophy around debt…But that was about the extent of it.

There are a ton of things to consider around stepfamily finances. Way too much for just one podcast episode. So today I’m covering my top pieces of advice. These are things that are great to do before you tie the knot or merge your households, but if you’re like me and didn’t – it’s never too late!

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Stepfamilymoney.com: Snag your FREE copy of The Top 10 Conversations Every Stepmom Needs To Have About Money.

Stepfamily Finances Can Get Sticky: 3 Tips for Parenting Peace, by Cameron Normand for CNET

5 Must-Have Money Conversations Before Becoming A Stepmom, by Cameron Normand for Insider

Episode 54, Raising Financial Grownups with Bobbi Rebell

Episode 1442, So Money Podcast With Farnoosh Torabi: Financial Advice for Step Parents and Blended Families

Financial Tips For Grownups Podcast With Bobbi Rebell: Money Tips For Complicated Families

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