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Money and Marriage

Couples and Credit Scores: Is It a Match?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 02.08.2016 | Weddings
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

As Valentine's Day approaches, I thought I'd give my readers' love lives a potential boost by talking about the best way to boost their credit scores. Because if there's one thing that can dampen the romance in a relationship, it's not being able to get that loan or that mortgage -- or even that perfect job -- due to lousy credit.

Love and Money: Why Financial Intimacy Is a Must

John F. Sweeney | Posted 10.06.2015 | Weddings
John F. Sweeney

The odometer on our family's 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid hit 100,000 one recent weekend and the kids went wild. Sure, they were jazzed that our family ride was hitting an important milestone. But they really hoped the six figures on the dashboard would finally prompt my wife and me to retire our current car and buy a snazzier set of wheels.

Financial Tips For A Happy Marriage When She Earns More

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Money affects the power dynamics of any relationship, but how does that change when the woman is the breadwinner? Author Farnoosh Torabi researched...

3 Super Simple Money Tips for Married Couples

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

My wife and I don't always agree on everything money and finance related. However, we have developed three super simple steps for dealing our finances, and each other.

One Income or Two?

Cindy Tansin | Posted 06.28.2014 | Money
Cindy Tansin

Too many relationships end because of wedges that are caused by money issues. Don't be part of that statistic.

Money, Marriage and Lies: Keeping Money Secrets From Your Spouse?

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Whether it's credit card spending or the secret cash stash, it's not healthy for a marriage to have secrets -- financial or otherwise. Broken trust and hurt feelings from financial secrets will put a wedge between a marriage. Often the damage is irreversible.

Our First Money Fight: The Trip That Almost Blew Our Marriage

LearnVest | Posted 11.23.2013 | Women

Two weeks after tying the knot, my husband, Robert, and I set out to Peru with $3,000, two one-way tickets, two backpacks -- and two wildly different philosophies about how to handle our money.

6 Embarrassing Questions You Must Ask Your Fiancé Before Marriage

Neal Frankle | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Neal Frankle

It's fine to have your head in the clouds when it comes to your soul mate. But when it comes to finances, it's important to have your mind on the numbers. That's because a financial mismatch between and your sweetie can sour any relationship fast.

Should You Stay Together For Financial Reasons?

Posted 05.17.2013 | Divorce

Change is coming for unhappily married couples who reported that they were staying together to avoid the financial costs of divorce. According to a re...

Money In A Relationship (WATCH)

Posted 11.30.2012 | Home

When the recession hit, it was the first time that many of my couple friends decided to develop a joint financial plan. Previously, in most cases, one...

A Marriage Made of Money

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.22.2012 | Money
Ann Bauer

Given the choice between the flailing middle class and obscene wealth...? I think I might actually take the first. Because I remember how it felt being married to someone who had a different approach to money and a completely different set of priorities. It was profoundly lonely.

For Richer, Not Poorer: Five Ways to Manage Money and Marriage

Irvin G. Schorsch III | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Irvin G. Schorsch III

Money can't buy you love, but fighting about it can buy you a whole lot of marital strife. In fact, money issues are the primary reason many couples untie the knot.

5 Foolproof Ways To Prevent Divorce

Delia Lloyd | Posted 12.25.2011 | Divorce
Delia Lloyd

I think that some couples make the mistake of thinking that the true sign of a happy couple is wanting to do every last thing together.

Money Isn't The Culprit In Most Divorces

MSN Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Journalists love to drive a stake through the heart of conventional wisdom. So when a California State University professor announced that money was n...

Gold Digger: Not Just A Kanye Song

Wall Street Journal | Robert Frank | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Fully two-thirds of women and half of the men said they were "very" or "extremely" willing to marry for money. The answers varied by age: Women in the...