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Exchanging credit reports should be one of the things couples do shortly after they become engaged, in my opinion.

Not just exchanging reports, but also having a financial discussion. Will they have separate checking accounts, share an account, who will pay the bills, how much casual spending money each one will have, and so on. That's the sort of information they need in the future.

One one of those "Big Spender" shows where they help people get out of debt, a couple was being interviewed to find out if they would be on the show, and when they were asked, "who pays the bills?" they stared at the interviewer, then at each other. It was immediately clear where the problem was.

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