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I fall into the "you're married EVERYTHING should be joint" club. The only thing in our household that isn't held in both names are the vehicles, which were both purchased before we were married. I'd start going through the list of cards each of you have and decide which ones you want to keep and make them joint and close the rest. (I prefer customer service and ease of use over anything as FICO serving as "age of account"). If you call them and tell them you are paring down cards after marriage, a company might be willing to increase a credit line if you are picking their platinum card over the competition's to keep.

But then where would I hide the fees and charges for golf, booze, and strippers?
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