Lay everything out on the table
Discuss all debts and loans that you will be paying off throughout your marriage. Have an open discussion about finances, future plans, and career goals as soon as you can.
Are your life goals the same? Include retirement goals, priorities, and how committed you both are to owning a home. If you are going to be married, you should probably be able to handle a sit down discussion to share important details that will affect your spouse.