You're Married, But Now What?

Article by Adam

Congratulations! You are finally married, could life be any better? The stress of the wedding is over and now your days can be spent making memories as a married couple and planning your future together. There is only one small catch - going from Miss to Mrs actually takes a bit more work when it involves changing your last name. Here's a list of what comes next....

First Step:  

Get your official marriage certificate - once submitted, this can take up to 6 weeks.
Once your official marriage certificate arrives..... 

Next:

Update your Social Security Card and Driver's License - you will need these two items to update everything else.

Lastly: Update your finances...

This includes: passport, bank accounts, checks, credit cards, investment accounts, mortgage, lease, etc. - if needed, human resources at your work and 401(k).

    Update your bills....

    This includes: utilities, cell phone, cable, tv/internet, car title, student loan(s), insurance - life, home/renters, auto, medical, post office - if address changed.

      Update your legal/medical....

      This includes: doctor's office, will or living trust - your parents may need to update theirs too, vet/pet microchip info - if needed, voter's registration, any other legal documents.

        Update your personal accounts...

        This includes: online subscriptions, print subscriptions, library card, alumni associations, airline miles, gym membership, social networks etc.