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A financial planner explains why prenups aren’t only for pessimists who expect a marriage to fail

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Prenuptial agreements aren’t about mistrust; they’re about protection, says a financial planner.
Having a prenup is similar to having insurance — it’s not something you plan to use, but it’s there if you need it. 
A prenup can be helpful from a financial planning perspective, whether it’s designed to help both spouses keep what they brought into the marriage, or protect something specific like a family business
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Getting a prenup isn’t inherently pessimistic. 

Ylisa Sanford, an Ameriprise private wealth adviser and financial planner, says having a prenuptial agreement — a legal document that determines how your assets are distributed should your marriage dissolve — isn’t about being negative. It’s about being protected. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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