Getting married is more than combining kitchen appliances, it’s also combining finances.
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Headed to the altar? Getting married is more than combining kitchen appliances, it’s also combining finances. While talking about your credit and credit history isn’t very romantic, experts agree that you shouldn’t go into wedded bliss without a clear picture of your intended’s financial situation.Here are some common credit card terms you should be aware of. (Back to glossary of common credit card terms.)
Glossary terms to know for when you marry
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