When you get married, you begin sharing a lot more than just closet space, vacations and chores. You also embark on a shared financial life. Depending on how you structure your finances and how you communicate about money, your “merger” can be a great way to help meet your shared financial goals more quickly. On the other hand, ignoring money issues may lead to tension. Here are some smart ways to start your financial life together and to help keep it healthy.