5 Common Money Fights Couples Can Avoid

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5 Common Money Fights Couples Can Avoid

5 Common Money Fights Couples Can Avoid

Relationships almost always come with their fair share of disputes, but fighting about money can be another animal entirely. Managing joint finances is rarely easy, but keeping the lines of communication open can go a long way. Take a look at the most common money fights couples have and consider which strategies can help you... Read More

How I Helped My Boyfriend Boost His Credit Score 140 Points

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How I Helped My Boyfriend Boost His Credit Score 140 Points

How I Helped My Boyfriend Boost His Credit Score 140 Points

How important is one’s credit score in a relationship? It’s probably not what first attracted you, but it can be pretty important — those three-digit numbers can tell you if someone typically manages finances well. And yet asking about it can feel awkward. Awkward or not, the conversation shouldn’t wait much past the time a couple... Read More

4 Money Differences Between Married and Divorced People

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4 Money Differences Between Married and Divorced People

4 Money Differences Between Married and Divorced People

People make dating decisions based on dozens of factors: shared interests, friendliness, clever online dating profiles, attractiveness and so on. What people don’t do: “Our personal finance habits complement each other, and we have similar debt levels — let’s date!” That would be a little ridiculous. But personal finance should factor into long-term relationships, because... Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Bad Credit After a Breakup

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5 Ways to Avoid Bad Credit After a Breakup

5 Ways to Avoid Bad Credit After a Breakup

Forget the “till death do us part” mantra — cohabitation has become the new normal in the U.S. Most millennials will move in with a significant other before marriage, and a high percentage of them will end up packing their boxes to leave. A National Center for Health Statistics report found that of those who... Read More

3 Ways Love Can Affect Your Credit Scores

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3 Ways Love Can Affect Your Credit Scores

3 Ways Love Can Affect Your Credit Scores

Falling in love may make your heart sing, but it won’t make a bit of difference in your credit scores — those generally stay separate. That’s unless you feel moved to do something like … co-sign a loan, sign up for credit jointly or use a lot of your available credit to finance a big... Read More

Don’t Let Credit Kill the Romance!

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Don’t Let Credit Kill the Romance!

Don’t Let Credit Kill the Romance!

Valentine’s Day is a day of hearts and flowers and romance. It’s a day when we tell that other person how special they are. All of their quirks and habits are, for one day, swept under the carpet and we bask in the warm glow of mutual attraction. But for the other 364 days of... Read More

The Crazy World of Engagement Ring Financing

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The Crazy World of Engagement Ring Financing

The Crazy World of Engagement Ring Financing

Are you willing to go into debt for love? If you are ready to pop the question, but haven’t saved for the ring you want to buy, you may be tempted to finance the purchase. But do that, and you may find that already pricey engagement ring costs a lot more than you planned. The... Read More

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