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4 Financial Must-Dos Before Getting Married

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Having been married for over 20 years — hello, where did the time go? — Valentine’s Day was, well, just another day. It’s not that I am any less in love. Quite the opposite. And a lot of my peers have the same blasé bias about February 14th, even though they still love their spouses with gusto. It simply no ... Read More »

    I Can Make My Payments But Want to Get Out of Debt Faster Before I Propose. – Joshua

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    “Dear Steve, So here is my question. I’m 32 years of age. I’m in credit card debt of about $25,000.00 with nothing to show but painful memories. I own no home, my vehicle is paid off, I have no kids. I am however planning on asking my beautiful girlfriend to marry me this summer with a wedding date to be ... Read More »

      Getting Married But We Can’t Make Ends Meet or Afford a Wedding. – Katie

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      “Dear Steve, I’m getting married in January to the love of my life. But I am concerned about our financial situation. I just went full-time at my job 2 months ago so we would have more money, but it seems like we still don’t have enough money for everything. Together, we have $1,500 in bills each month and we make ... Read More »

        I’m Getting Married and Discovered She Has a Mountain of Debt. – Sammy

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        “Dear Steve, Thank you for providing such a valuable service during these difficult economic times. I am getting married in the spring of 2010. We have been discussing each other’s finances and unfortunately she will be bringing with her a mountain of debt. She is 50yo, Gross income is $120k, $45k of credit card debt, a condo that is valued ... Read More »

          Would Getting Married Affect My Fiances Credit? – Emily

          “I am in debt at this time with credit cards and students loans. By getting married would this affect my fiances credit. At this point we have been able to buy a car and a home with his credit alone. By getting married I don’t want to ruin his credit just in case we wanted to buy another house in ... Read More »

            Trudy is Worried About Getting Married Before Her Bankruptcy is Completed

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            Trudy “Dear Steve, I filed for bankruptcy in November. My court date with bankruptcy court is in January of 2009. My fiance and I wanted to get married in December but I am afraid to marry him before the court date. I don’t want to take the stand and state my new last name with fear this will affect his ... Read More »

              I Went Bankrupt in 2005, I am a Disabled Vet, and My Student Loans are Coming Due. – Ben

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              Ben “Dear Steve, I am about to turn 30 years old and my financial picture is basically in the dumps. I have a B.S. in accounting and for the moment a good job that pays me less than 95% of the rest of the world makes (less than $30k/yr and not a single benefit). I am a disabled Vet and ... Read More »

                I Just Turned 26. Should I Liquidate My 401K to Pay My Debt.

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                Carie “Dear Steve, Steve, I just turned 26 and currently have $5,700 in a 401K from a job I recently left (for a new one). I make about $38K per year and have $11K in credit card and $3K in car debt. I am getting married in April of next year and will probably add another $10K to my debt ... Read More »

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

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                  “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 student loans. I am at ... Read More »

                    I Don’t Want to Get Married With Debt. – Brandi

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                    Brandi “Dear Steve, My Fiance and I are currently about 12,000 dollars in debt not including are student loans that are currently in deferment his deferment ends soon (he graduates next month) his school cost about 40,000 dollars I’m just starting school so my loans and schooling will be deferred for a while Most of the Debt includes Credit cards ... Read More »

                      Will My Bad Credit Affect My Future Husband? – MRG

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                      “Dear Steve, I have a huge student loan and credit card debt I am trying to pay off. I will also be getting married next year to somone who has a gredit credit score. I’m working to get out of my credit card debt but my student loan will take 20 year s to pay off. I do not have ... Read More »

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

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                        “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 the house repairs (house did ... Read More »

                          I Just Bought a House And My Soon to Be Husband is Going to File Bankruptcy. – R

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                          “Dear Steve, I just bought a house, in my name only and will be getting married next month. He is planning on filing bankruptcy due to his ex foreclosing on a house that was in both names. When he does this, will it effect my loans? Can they come after my assets, that I had before getting married? R” Dear ... Read More »

                            It’s Really Hard for Me to Ask for Debt Advice But I Live in Fear of My Debt. – Afraid

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                            “Dear Steve, Hello. This is so hard for me to do. I am 32 years old and have lived in fear of my debt for 5 years now. It controls my life. I have told no one about the amount of debt I have incurred. My boyfriend recently proposed to me and I want with all of my heart to ... Read More »

                              A Question Update From Sarah – Communication, Relationships, and Debt

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                              “Hi Steve- I wrote you a few months ago regarding my upcoming marriage and fiance concerns. See I’m Getting Married But My Fiancee and I Don’t Seem to Be Money Compatible. – Sarah . Here is an update: My fiancee and I were not on the same page. We sat down and had a long talk (at a restaurant to ... Read More »

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