Financial advice for Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston before the wedding

Looks like the on-again, off-again romance between Bristol Palin and her child's father is definitely back on -- and more serious than ever.

Palin, the 19-year-old daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, tells the celebrity magazine US Weekly that she and Levi Johnston plan to tie the knot, even though they haven't yet won over their parents' approval.

"It is intimidating and scary just to think about what her reaction is going to be," Bristol said of her mom. Hopefully she will jump on board."

In fact, according to news reports, the Palin family just learned about the impending nuptials the same way the rest of us did -- through the media announcement.

So far, it doesn't seem like the Palin parents are in any rush to give their blessing to this marriage.

In a statement to NBC, Todd and Sarah Palin said: "Bristol at 19 is now a young adult. We obviously want what's best for our children. Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives."

Set aside any political issues, for a moment, and think only about the family and financial dynamics at play.