Getting Married

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Some Conversations to Have Before You Set a Wedding Date

After 25+ years in the financial services industry, I have found that there are some common financial mistakes along with some other things that keep rearing their ugly head with newlyweds (and long-time married couples as well, by the way). Here are a few things I suggest you discuss before you even set the wedding date.
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It's OK to Be the "Marrying Type"

We all have the freedom to skip the ceremony, share some living space, and leave it at that -- but what if that doesn't cut it for you? What if you need to stand in a church, on a beach, in front of a priest or a justice of the peace, and actually marry the person you love? Well, that's OK too, and here's why.
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I'm Taking My Husband's Name, But Not Online

I consider myself quite progressive. Heck, I'd even go so far as to call myself a feminist. But when my fiancé and I get married, I'll legally become Sarah Foster. But the Internet is beyond hard. It is for that reason that while I plan to change my name personally to my future husband's, I will remain Sarah Millar online.
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Learning to Cook Like My Mother

Growing up my parents were always experimenting with food, farming and flavours, I reaped the benefits of homemade, wholesome dishes on a daily basis. I never truly appreciated the art of cooking until I got married. It would take me hours to cook a meal, I would run out of ideas or become frustrated with why my food was not tasting like my parents'.
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Five Things You Should Know Before Setting Up Your Wedding Registry

Weddings are funny things. They're riddled with etiquette dos and don'ts, complex social dynamics, and conflict between family members. One of the areas where there seems to be the most confusion is your wedding registry. To help you avoid some common wedding registry pitfalls and get what you really want from your registry, here are five things you need to consider before you start.