It’s not the most romantic thing in the world, but couples should be having a financial discussion before they make the decision to walk down the aisle. And before you even consider marriage, you ought to take a look at the state of your credit. Black Enterprise tackles the touchy subject of credit status in this relationship article.
“I am by no means advocating that you pull a copy of someone’s credit report — or offer up your own on the first or second date. However, I do encourage you to begin working on your credit during your ‘single season’ and to continue once you’re married,” writes the author.
To be a full partner in the big decisions that you’ll be making as a married couple — like buying a house — the article suggests clearing up problems on your credit report while you’re still single. For example, get your side-gig going to make some extra money and clear up any outstanding bills.
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