Debt and Marriage: A Deadly Combination

One of the greatest things in life is marriage.  When you find someone to share your life with you become a more complete person.  However, marriage is also one of the greatest challenges in life, and when you throw money issues into the mix it’s no surprise that one of the top reasons for divorce is money fights.

Those fights are not regarding having too much money:-), but are centered on challenges primarily related to debt and having too little money to cover monthly bills.  Arguments about money is by far the top predictor of divorce, according to Sonya Britt-Lutter, assistant professor family studies and human services and program director of personal financial planning at Kansas State University.  She was one of the researchers who conducted a study using longitudinal data from more than 4,500 couples as part of the National Survey of Families and Households.  In their study the researchers controlled for income, debt, and net worth and the...

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