Legal & Money

When it Comes to Marriage: My Mortgage or Yours?

We all get hitched one day and hopefully it will be the happiest days of your lives. Whether it is the full white wedding or a small exclusive wedding at the end of the day it is all the same thing and the most important thing is that you are getting married to the most beautiful and the most important person in the world. A lot of preparation and hard work will go into that wedding and once the honeymoon is over then hopefully the real fun starts.

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Common Law Marriage: Are You In One? Can You Get One? What Is It?

Just about everybody has heard the term "common law marriage." But not everybody really understands what the term means. There are a lot of misconceptions swirling around this term. On the surface it looks easy to understand but when it comes to genuinely understanding the legalities and practical nature of a common law marriage, things get a little bit more complicated.

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Dealing With Marriage and Finances

Among the many problems that are being faced by newly wed couples (and even long-term married couples) is financial management. Difficulties in adjusting to married life, coupled with the pressures of maintaining a stable financial capacity, are the biggest source of arguments and stress in a marriage that eventually lead to divorce and domestic violence.

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Working Your Way Around Marriage and Finances

One of the most common problems faced by newly married couples is financial management. More often than not, newly weds have a hard time managing their household finances. It is safe to say that financial management is the biggest source of arguments and stress in a marriage, not to mention one of the top five reasons for divorces.

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Tips When Getting a Mortgage before Marriage

Engaged couples rush into buying a home before they finally tie the knot. They often have to give up their own apartments in favor of living together. True to their vows, they want to start a family under one roof.

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Joint Bank Accounts – Should You Go for It After Your Wedding?

When you said "I do" on the day of your wedding, you also took shared responsibility in each other's finances. For newly married couples, they are in a dilemma whether to maintain a joint bank account or to have it separated. Although there are some advantages and disadvantages of maintaining each, you have to make the decision as a couple.

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Marital Property after the Marriage

When you enter into a marriage, you enter into an agreement that what is hers is yours and what is yours is hers. There are some things that will always be his and always be hers even after a marriage. When a couple joints together their belongings, some things may be excluded from the partnership.

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How to Budget a Wedding

Budgeting a wedding can be a bride and grooms worst nightmare, but it does not have to be that way if you follow a few guidelines. Before you start any wedding planning or budgeting, you have to know how to budget the wedding and talk to the parents on each side. They will have some input because they may be helping financially.

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Should You Have a Prenuptial Agreement?

Many couples have a prenuptial agreement signed before the wedding day. Although, you only hear about the rich having these agreements or people with trust funds or businesses, a prenuptial agreement is for anyone that needs to protect his or her future.

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How Getting Married Affects Your Credit

When you fall in love and pop the question, the last thing on your mind is how getting married affects your credit. Unfortunately, for many couples, this can be a life-changing crisis. If you marry without knowing what each other's credit history is like, you could be in for some upsets.

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How to Plan a Budget Wedding

Planning a wedding can be hard if you do not have a lot of money to spend. The good news is that you can plan a wedding on a budget and it will be everything you want it to be.

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Low Budget Wedding

Getting married is such an important step. The average wedding in the US costs $10,000 to $14,000. Let us say your wedding budget is much less as in few hundred dollars.

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