Now that you're newly married, it's a good idea to have a frank talk about your finances. Follow these steps to get the money conversation going—and cash in on a happier future.

You tell your new husband everything—your hopes, fears, and dreams. But there may be a conversation you've both been skirting: the one about money. Learning to share every detail about your 401(k) or charge card might take some getting used to ("I know $50 is a lot to spend on a lipstick, but it was the perfect color!"), but trust us, it's well worth it. To help you discuss the past and plan for the future—all while maintaining engagement bliss—we called in the pros. Their simple tips are, well, right on the money.

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