Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos were married about a year before he founded Amazon. Who knew that 25 years later he would be the richest man in the world!
It’s possible that Jeff did (or at least dreamed about it). After all, he was a savvy Wall Street hedge fund insider who early on realized the Internet’s potential and wanted to be part of it.
Maybe MacKenzie, a talented novelist at the time, also dreamed of future wealth. MacKenzie studied under Toni Morrison, who called her “one of the best students I’ve ever had in my creative writing classes.” Years later, MacKenzie would win the National Book Award.
With so much potential wealth, why didn’t this super-smart couple have a prenuptial agreement? Probably for the same reason most people don’t—who wants to think about divorce while planning a wedding?
But there’s another way to look at it, a point of view that strips the unfortunate stigma off prenups and sets the groundwork for a stronger future. For almost everyone, communicating about finances and setting up a financial plan before marriage can strengthen relationships and build trust.
Watch this video now to see how a prenuptial agreement might help avoid divorce.
Remember, money and lack of communication are among the top reasons for divorce. Bringing up a prenuptial agreement can be awkward and uncomfortable, but far less uncomfortable than divorcing without one!