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What Do You Know About Money After Marriage?

Legally joining your lives through marriage is a big deal in countless ways, and money matters are a hot topic for many couples. Deciding whether or not to join accounts is only one piece of the financial picture. What do you know about the other elements, like your credit score and taxes? Take the quiz!

What Do You Know About Money After Marriage?

True or False: after you're married, both names appear on the same credit report.

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magickalrealism magickalrealism 7 years
I think it would be a good idea too to have a question about who is considered financially responsible for debts in the event of death or divorce - most debts don't just go away!
Smart-Living Smart-Living 7 years
Sorry, ladies! I changed #3 so it's not so misleading. Thanks for pointing it out.
julieulie julieulie 7 years
I can definitely account for #5 being false -- my husband and I reside in different states, so we do better off filing separately!
supercoolnat supercoolnat 7 years
Easy... Although I agree with the previous post, some of the wording was a little misleading.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Hmmm, I think question #3 is misleading. I interpreted "joint accounts" to include banking accounts, too, not just credit cards, so answered "false," as bank accounts do NOT show up in credit reports. If question #3 was worded more accurately, to specifically address credit cards, I would have answered "true." As some of you may know, "joint accounts" are NOT limited to credit cards. :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Hmmm, I think question #3 is misleading. I interpreted "joint accounts" to include banking accounts, too, not just credit cards, so answered "false," as bank accounts do NOT show up in credit reports.If question #3 was worded more accurately, to specifically address credit cards, I would have answered "true."As some of you may know, "joint accounts" are NOT limited to credit cards. :)
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