My Fiancee is in Debt. How Can We Get Rid of it Before We Marry? – David

“Dear Steve, My fiance is in about $2,000 debt. I knew he had debt but we’re just now talking about all of this. It’s with three different places. Golds Gym -$861, Dish Network -$479, and Verizon -$789. We were planning on finding our own apartment in less than a year but we need this paid … Read more

My Fiance Agreed to Pay Half of Everything. It Didn’t Work Out Like That. – Kimberly

“Dear Lewis, About three years ago I was living in a house with my fiancee and his grandparents. They had agreed to pay half of everything but to no avail they never paid a penny. I had to let me credit cards fall by the wayside so I could make sure I had a roof … Read more

I’m Thinking of Calling of the Wedding Because I Don’t Want to Tell Him About My Debt.

“Dear Steve, I am about to get married for the first time in about 6 months. I am scared of my debt and how it will effect my future husband (who happens to have a great credit score.) I have several debts to technical companies, one payday loan, and my very high and in collections … Read more

Will I Be Responsible for My Fiancees Debt When We Get Married? – Ken

“Dear Steve, My fiancee has an outstanding loan with her ex-husband. When we get married, will I be financially/legally responsible for that loan? Ken” Dear Ken, No. The only way you would be “responsible” for it would be indirectly. Let’s say she brings this debt into the marriage and for her to be able to … Read more

I’m Getting Married But My Fiancee and I Don’t Seem to Be Money Compatible. – Sarah

“Dear Steve, I am 27 years old and engaged. I spent significant money to fix up my house so I could sell it and move where my fiancee got a job. I also bought a new mattress in January 2008, consulting with the fiancee. I now owe (been paying stuff for a while) $4500 from … Read more

How Can I Help My Husband Realize That We Need to Save Money? – Valerie

“Dear Steve, My fiancee and I are getting married in a few days. We have a newborn on the way and are struggling to save up any money to buy furniture for this baby. We both have jobs and will both be keeping them throughout the marriage. However, going into this marriage he doesn’t save … Read more

Jessica is Engaged, in Debt, and Broke But Wants Big Wedding

“Dear Steve, I am 25 years old, pretty deep in debt, and engaged to be married. My fiancee, who I’ve been with for just over 7 years now, was gracious enough to tell me we could get married whenever I was ready. Now the problem – my debt. My debt currently consists of the following: … Read more

John is Worried His Debt Will Scare Away His Fiancee

“Dear Steve, Here is the situation. I have 50K of debt between credit cards and lines of credit and a 20k vehicle loan. When I first met my fiancee, she asked about credit card debt, I was defensive about it so i just told her that i didn’t have any. She knew I had a … Read more