REWATCH: Combining finances and financial habits

Combining finances and financial habits

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Wedding season is in full swing and while the bells might be ringing, the conversation around combining finances - and financial habits - may not sound nearly as pleasant.

There are so many questions newly married couples might face: How do you combine your finances? Do you get a joint account? Are separate accounts better?

At NBC12's Digital Dialogue on Thursday, financial experts answered those questions and more.


During the Digital Dialogues, you can ask questions during Facebook Live, or just observe the conversation on the NBC12 news app as well as our channels on Roku and Amazon Fire.

Joining us for this Digital Dialogue were:

  • Tracy Shackelford and Harold Philipsen, married financial advisers with Northwestern Mutual in Richmond. They'll share examples on the most stressful issues couples are now facing and the components and best practices that go into creating a joint-wealth management plan.

  • Thomas Block, a financial planner for Anchor Financial Group, a General Agency with the companies of OneAmerica. Block has focused on personal financial preparation for 15 years as well as the 401(h) marketplace for 4 years. He works closely with young families and clients who are within 10 years of retiring.

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