However, proper blended family money management can make money an asset to your relationship, not a liability. The authors use over 50 years of combined financial planning and blended family educational experience to help you envision your combined financial future and plan for how you'll get there. You'll discover practical ways to merge your current financial realities and protect your marriage while doing so.
Get real-world financial advice specific to unique blended family legal and relational matters so you can provide for your family both now and in the future.
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About the Author
Greg Pettys, CLU, ChFC, CFP, has thirty-four years of specialized experience in securities and life insurance sales and services. Ron has known Greg for twenty years, and Greg speaks regularly at Ron's Smart Stepfamily events.
David O. Edwards is an estate planning and elder law attorney based in Springfield, Illinois. David speaks regularly at Ron's Smart Stepfamily events.
Ron L. Deal is a marriage and family author, speaker, and therapist (www.rondeal.org). He is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™(www.smartstepfamilies.com), Director of FamilyLife Blended™ (a division of FamilyLife®) (www.familylifeblended.com), and is the author/coauthor of numerous books including The Smart Stepfamily Marriage, The Smart Stepmom, The Smart Stepdad, Dating and the Single Parent, and the bestselling The Smart Stepfamily. In addition, he is the Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series and has published over a dozen videos and study resources, and hundreds of magazine and online articles. His work has been quoted/referenced by many news outlets such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Ron's books, conference events, social media presence, online resources, and one-minute radio feature FamilyLife Blended (heard daily on hundreds of stations nationwide and online) make him the leading voice on blended families in the U.S.. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the country and internationally. He and his wife, Nan, have three boys.
Greg S. Pettys, CLU, ChFC, CFP, has thirty-four years of specialized experience in securities and life insurance sales and services. Ron has known Greg for twenty years, and Greg speaks regularly at Ron's stepfamily events.
David O. Edwards is an estate planning and elder law attorney based in Springfield, Illinois. David speaks regularly at Ron's stepfamily events.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Laying the Groundwork 19
1 Taking Stock 21
2 Creating a Togetherness Agreement 31
Part 2 Merging Day-to-Day Financial Responsibilities and Relationships 47
3 Merging Yours, Mine, and Ours 49
4 Love and Boundaries 67
5 Money and Former Spouses 79
6 Computers, Cars, and Cash 95
7 Parenting Adult Children and Caring for Aging Parents 107
Part 3 Planning for the Future 121
8 Planning Your Child's Education 123
9 Planning Your Retirement 147
10 Planning for Healthcare Needs 167
11 Planning Your Estate 183
12 Stay Calm and Stay the Course 199
Appendix 1 Pension Options Case Study 203
Appendix 2 Create an "Own and Owe" List 205
Appendix 3 QTIP Trust Case Study 209