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Love & Romance: “Managing Your Money Well” Is The New Sexy

What’s new in love and romance? Managing your money well is the new sexy, says a new survey from personal-finance website WalletHub. According to the survey, 38% of people surveyed said they would not date someone with bad credit. More than 4 in 10 say they would break up with their significant other if he or […]

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Forget The Wedding Planner: Why Couples Should Hire A Financial Planner First

With more couples marrying later, and bringing debt, assets and entrenched money habits into the marriage, talking to a financial planner before tying the knot is much more important than picking out the right china pattern. It’s not just a question of who pays the bills, and whether to open a joint account.  It extends […]

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The Last Taboo

Almost half of Americans say they would rather discuss death, politics or religion than talk about personal finance, reports wealth psychology expert Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, author of a new book on how to talk about money. Talking about money is still the ultimate taboo. In couples, talking about money and sharing information about assets and […]

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In The Dark? 43% Of Americans Don’t Know Spouse’s Income

If communicating openly about money is the cornerstone of a healthy marriage, how on earth do we explain these survey results? In a study of over 1,000 couples, Fidelity Investments asked people how much their partner earns. Surprisingly, more than 40 percent couldn’t answer correctly. One in 10 were off the mark by more than $25,000, and that could […]

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Couples And Money: When Love Can’t Keep You Together

Do you and your partner see eye-to-eye when it comes to money? If so, your love may stand a better chance than couples who disagree often about finances. “Couples who reported disagreeing about finances once a week were over 30 percent more likely to get divorced than couples who reported disagreeing about finances a few […]

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