Story Pitch: Did You and Your Future Spouse Put a Financial Plan on the Registry?

It's wedding season and that means there will be lots of couples saying "I do" and starting a new life together. While couples who tie the knot will spend time uniting their furniture, cars, pets and other "things", the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) says that one thing that should be on the top of that list is finances. Their advice for newlyweds includes the following things to consider:

 Short- and long-term goals
 Budget preparation
 Should you have separate or joint bank accounts?
 What's your retirement plan?
 Analyzing insurance

A local CPA can give the lovebirds in your audience some helpful tips to make sure that money doesn't become a sore subject. To set up an interview with a PICPA member, please contact Kathleen Miller at kmiller@picpa.org or 215-972-6188 or Jacqueline Barnard at jbarnard@picpa.org or 267-675-6255.