The holiday season is a popular time for engagements. Watching your beloved unwrap a sparkling engagement ring is so romantic -- but hopefully, you and your intended had discussed your vision for marriage long before you bought that ring.
Have you considered a prenuptial agreement? You really should. For many people, unfortunately, the idea of a prenup is fraught with negative associations, but it really shouldn't be. It may seem unromantic to get a prenup, but you can look at it another way. Every couple should develop a clear, detailed understanding of your income and assets, and every couple should have a concrete plan for how those resources will be shared.