Be it finding love later in life or even getting a second chance at love and marriage, love in your 40’s is a very special feeling. Nevertheless, you cannot approach it with the reckless abandon that you gave to your first love. As you get more involved with the individual, you must chart out a budget for the money you spend as a couple. Whether you create a joint account that can hold your cash flow for joint payments or use individual and private bank accounts that maintain or pay for each of your assets and loans; you must use this guide to personal finance to navigate your relationship.
Openly discuss child care expenses
Plan for your retirement
It is of the utmost importance that you assess your preparedness for retirement as it is soon to come. You must consider the extent of your savings both individually as well as a couple. Secondly, think of elder care that one or both of you may need as you age over 70 years
Nursing and infirmity
Romantic relationships later in life also mean that you must care for your partner as they age. This includes eventual end-of-life care. So, make sure you speak to them about their choices when it comes to infirmity. Display your insurance policies to each other and calculate the proposed costs that insurance will take care of the rest that savings must complete.
You must not think such considerations are too morbid for you are agreeing to be there for each other through thick and thin. Hence, you may be having health-care power of attorney over the other in case of illness. So, discuss these matters to be prepared for every eventuality!