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Getting Married Makes Americans Worry About Their Financial Outlook

December 18, 2017 | Ti Windisch

A third of married people report being financially unfaithful.

A dancing newlywed couple shows the secret to a happy marriage is keeping money separate

Married Or Single: Who Does Better Financially?

November 28, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

It often comes down to one factor.

Pinky swear that you won't hide money from your significant other and commit financial infidelity

Money on the Street Interviews: Is Financial Infidelity Just as Bad as Cheating?

October 5, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

If you’re hiding money or debt from a significant other, it still breeds mistrust in your relationship.

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The Hangover You Didn’t Expect From The Bachelor Party

September 22, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

Or how too many wedding invitations can sideline home ownership

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Men And Women Have Different Money Fears

September 21, 2017 | Joe Pye

Guess who’s afraid of never being able to retire? And who fears living paycheck to paycheck?

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When Husbands Lie About Money — And How Women Can Learn the Truth

August 25, 2017 | Thomas Chiles

A finance manager shares her clients’ stories, and her advice.

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How Do I Hide Money From My Girlfriend So I Can Hide It From My Wife?

August 9, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to start deceiving his girlfriend before he gets married.

Illustration of three Americans who made financial mistakes because of spending habits and budgeting

What’s Your Dumbest Debt Mistake?

August 4, 2017 | Michael Koretzky

Our favorite answer: Marrying the wrong person.

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Same-Sex Weddings Are Getting More Expensive

July 13, 2017 | Joe Pye

LGBT couples spend less on weddings than heterosexual couples.

Portrait of young stressed woman sitting at home office desk in front of laptop, touching head with frustrated facial expression, having headache, overworked or depressed about health

Women Aren’t as Financially Well-off as They Think They Are

May 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The loss of a spouse or divorce is a major test of financial independence.

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Trump’s Travel Ban Is Hurting Honeymoon Trips

May 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

One-in-five couples are changing their honeymoon travel plans. That could hit the travel and tourism industry by plummeting $215 million to $430 million annually.

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How to Get Married Without Going Broke

May 4, 2017 | Make Change

Weddings are expensive, but these three thrifty brides had the day of their dreams while continuing to save for happily ever after.

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Ask The Expert: How Do I Hide Debt From My Girlfriend Till We Get Married?

May 3, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is looking for a “hack” to avoid telling his girlfriend the truth.

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Couples Aren’t Talking About Money in Marriage

March 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Lack of communication about finances can ruin relationships. Most marriages that end in divorce prove that money played a part in some form.

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You Don’t Need Marriage to Buy a Home

February 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Young, unwed couples are buying homes faster than they were a decade ago. While married couples still make up the bulk of homebuyers, 15 percent are couples that aren’t married.

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Ask The Expert: Are Gift Cards Tacky Wedding Presents?

February 22, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is upset her boyfriend only gives gift cards as presents. Here’s a compromise.

Your partner hiding money from you is just one form of financial infidelity

What Is Your Lover Hiding?

February 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Millions of Americans secretly stash money away from their partners and the older you are, the more acceptable it is.

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For Love of Money

February 14, 2017 | Joe Pye

Americans prefer financial stability over looks and fitness in romantic partners.

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It Costs Minimum Wage Workers More than Two Years’ Salary to get Married

February 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

It costs an average of $35,329 to get married. That’s more than double the annual salary of a minimum-wage worker.

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Ask The Expert: Is This A Legit Reason Not To Get Married?

January 25, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is angry at his Internet-unsafe fiancee.

A mortgage is good debt. Credit cards can be, too, if used properly.

Ask The Expert: How Do I Tell My Fiancee? [video]

January 11, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A man has a dirty little secret he’s keeping from the love of his life.

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How to Have A Debt-Free Baby

December 15, 2016 | Michelle Bryan

Ryan Lochte’s fiancee is pregnant. How is the money-savvy couple handling it?

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Retirement Strategies For A Non-Working Spouse

November 24, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Knowing your options is important to a comfortable retirement.

If laying out an budget that manages debt has you confused and stressed about money, you may need Financial Literacy 101

Is Tying The Knot Easier Than Uniting Finances?

November 24, 2016 | Debt.com

For those who answer yes, there’s good advice and even outside help.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Sign A Pre-Nup? Or Make Him Sign One, Too?

November 23, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is offended by her fiance, but she’s got an amusing plan to even the odds.

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Women Face More Financial Setbacks When Taking a Career Break

October 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Women who take career breaks could face a retirement savings shortfall of nearly $1.3 million.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Good News And Bad News About Wedding Costs

June 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The wedding season approaches. Here are some interesting financial developments.

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11 Essential Money Matters to Discuss Before Marriage

May 12, 2016 | Money Talks News

Planning a wedding? Here’s what you really need to talk about.

This week's debt report

I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

April 7, 2016 | Debt.com

I’m not sure I’ll do it ever again, either.

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How To Mend A Broke Heart

February 3, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Not a broken heart. A flat-out broke heart.

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Ask The Expert: What’s So Bad About Playing Powerball?

January 13, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to shut up her boyfriend about her lottery habit. Howard sees a bigger problem.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Ask My Fiancee For A Pre-Nup?

November 18, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is about to get married but worries that love will ruin his finances.

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8 Tips for Haggling With Wedding Vendors

August 6, 2015 | Debt.com

Never say “I do” to the first price you’re offered.

A mortgage is good debt. Credit cards can be, too, if used properly.

Ask The Expert: Can You Tell My Girlfriend She’s Crazy?

July 15, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants someone to tell her she’s wrong about credit cards.

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3 Smart Money Moves for LGBT Couples

July 2, 2015 | Debt.com

With gay marriage now legal across the country, LGBT couples need to take a fresh look at their finances.

Money and marriage statistics show why this newlywed couple is stressed: It's the main cause of divorce

Money Is Why Your Marriage Will Fail

July 1, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Three new studies, all released on the same day, explain why.

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By The Numbers: Millennial Madness

March 6, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: No question is too big, small, or weird for a millennial opinion poll.

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How To Hide Money From Your Spouse: A Sneaky, Step-By-Step Guide

February 24, 2015 | Jess Miller

If you’re going to do something immoral, at least do it the right way.

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Why Women Don’t Talk About Money

February 23, 2015 | Jess Miller

Women save better than men, but talking about financial planning is a different story.

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My $5,000 Wedding Budget

December 9, 2014 | Clair McLafferty

How do you throw a party for 150 people without going into debt or looking cheap? Like this.

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Ask the expert: How do I pay off my credit card debt faster?

October 15, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Before he says, “I do,” here’s what one engaged man needs to do first.

How old should you be to get a credit card?

When should your kids get a credit card?

September 24, 2014 | Jason Steele

Answer: a lot younger than you think.

Whether you should drive a taxi, when you should haggle, and what you should download.

Around the Web: Financial Bloggers

June 20, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Here are Debt.com’s favorite personal finance posts from other places this week — no Y chromosomes allowed.

Do you have any wedding regrets?

“I do!” do-overs

March 20, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

Guess how many women would change something about their marriage proposal.