joint bank accounts

6 Myths Couples Should Stop Believing About Joint Bank Accounts

Setting up a joint bank account is a pretty standard move for most couples, but things start to get a little dicey when it comes to credit cards. Many consumers are confused about what happens to their credit when they get married. Here are some of the most widely-held myths.

Is Your Spouse Cheating On You Financially?

Though 82% of all couples surveyed say they've never kept a spending secret from their partner, according to a new report from ING Direct and Capital One, that still leaves a lot of people using all sorts of tricks to hide purchases.

Marriage and Money: How Do You Join Your Finances?

As my wedding day approaches, I am beginning to understand that marriage is not just a union of love; it's also a joint venture that includes the combining of financial assets. Cue the discussion of ... The Shared Bank Account.

Five Tips on Planning a Prenup Before You Say 'I Do'

Modern couples are bringing more assets into their marriages -- and more liabilities too including credit card debt, student loans and mortgages. It may be unromantic, and the subject is fraught with emotional peril, but it's worth discussing: Should you consider a prenuptial agreement?

Newlyweds: Joint credit or not?

A reader asked me whether or not her credit score would be impacted if she married someone with a very low credit score. She had excellent credit. I...