Pre-nuptial credit check
This article in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette advises couples to examine each other's credit scores and reports before getting married, as part of a general goal of learning to talk about finances sooner rather than later.
Seems creepy, but the motivation is a good one:
"Unfortunately, we donít always talk about financial issues. Itís so unromantic," said Sheryl Garrett, a Kansas financial planner and author of Just Give Me The Answer$.
But romance can be quickly extinguished, too, if one partnerís financial troubles spill over onto the other. David Diggs, a family lawyer in Baltimore, said money is the root of 80 percent of the divorces he handles.
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