ROCHELLE — It’s the season of love, but before couples taking the next step in their relationship, they should shape their financial plan. First National Bank of Rochelle reminds customers that taking the next step is not only a marriage of hearts but also a marriage of finances.
“It’s no secret that people can become blinded by love, but if you stick to a plan, your financial situation doesn’t have to be impaired,” said Jeff Tilton, Vice President/Retail Lending
An important component of any romantic relationship is a solid financial footing. Bank officials suggest couples use the following tips to achieve financial intimacy:
Be mine, or yours? Will you and your spouse-to-be keep finances separated or combine them? Consider individual money styles, having one joint savings account and then separate accounts that you can use how you’d like. Making these financial decisions together will help you find a system that works for you.
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