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posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: financial planning/advising
    via phone : (7 votes)
    6 %
    via email : (33 votes)
    28 %
    via snail mail : (9 votes)
    8 %
    contact before wedding : (19 votes)
    16 %
    contact after wedding : (18 votes)
    15 %
    it would stress me out : (13 votes)
    11 %
    it would help me out : (19 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I voted via phone…. I know I am in the majority, but emails can get deleted sooo easily. I know many people feel phone is intrusive, but if they can leave a message saying who they are, that might make a difference. I have a totally different perspective, I think, because I had a phone job hahaha. Email I might feel like its spam, phone call could still be ignored but a friendly voice leaving a message or just starting out by saying they could send more information via email would be my preference.

     

    Seeing as how finances are one of the biggest reasons that people get divorced, I think its an important part of wedding planning!!!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Via email!

    Sometimes the last thing you want is someone calling you about money when you may be stressed about it currently. An email you can save to read in a few days, hours, or minutes, ya know? 

    I think it’s a good idea to talk finances before marriage. 100% good idea.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3210 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think this is a great idea! We are in the process of looking for a financial planner right now–it’s part of our pre-marriage to-do’s. So I would be all for it!

    I would strongly prefer email, myself. I hate, hate, hate unsolicited phone calls. I can basically guarantee I would not call back someone who phoned me. And I don’t think it would help to mention being a member of a bridal group–I’m more worried about their financial planning experience, not their dealing-with-brides experience. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    If I were in need of financial assistance (which I am not, thanks to FI being a CPA -though he isn’t using that right now in his current job, he’s still keeping it up to date- and having a minor in business finances) I would want to be contacted by email, after the wedding, and it would stress me out (I don’t like dealing with numbers, I leave that to FI).

    Email – Because I hate talking on the phone, and if you contact me at a time I am busy, I can reply when I am free. I don’t need instant communication.

     

    After the wedding – Maybe it is just because I’m in the 30-odd days left period and I am feeling super stressed about the wedding, but this just would not be the time to contact me. I would rather be contacted after the wedding-stress was over.

     

    Stress me out- I really hate talking to people about money. That is just how I am. I’m very good at managing my bills and my money, but I hate talking to people about it and I am very very slow at learning the lingo… most of the time I just nod and pretend I understand. Whatever FI tells me I need to do, I’ll do… I try to understand why I need to do it, but most of the time I fail at this and it just stresses me out trying to crunch numbers. That is best left to FI.

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