The Dirty Money Conversation: Marital Financial Failures That Cause Divorce

For some reason, talking about money can feel dirty. People avoid it, especially in romantic relationships because it can lead to arguments. One of the benefits of marriage is the financial advantage of two incomes and shared expenses. When couples cannot have the “dirty money” talk, their marriage suffers, resentment and distrust builds and the … Read more

My Husband Sees Our Debt as My Problem. – Sue

“Dear Steve, I’ve been married to my husband 17 yrs. 2 mths. We have always pooled our paychecks, I’ve handled our finances, and I’ve paid our bills from a joint checking account. We live very modestly and purchased an old farmhouse with 10 acres and buildings. After buying our home 11 years ago (we currently … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Recently Married But Brought My Sexually Transmitted Debt Into the Relationship. – Jeff

“Dear Steve, Over the past few years I have incurred about $20,000 in credit card debt. I am not at the point where I have missed any payments, so I haven’t been harassed by creditors. But the reality is that I barely get by now month to month and if some emergency came up where … Read more

How to Avoid Filing for Bankruptcy – Wflxfox29.com

By Lisa Smith Filing for bankruptcy is often viewed as a quick and easy way to get out of debt. While it will make some of your debts go away, U.S. residents may find that what you get in return may be more than you bargained for, thanks to legal …