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Cohabitation Nation: The Financials of Living Together Without Getting Married

A few decades ago, living together without being married would have caused a scandal. Today, it’s considered anything but. The number of unmarried couples living together has been rising steadily while the number of marriages has been declining: a trend economists chalk up at least in part to the recent recession. In this infographic, we give you the stats on cohabiting couples — and some basic advice about merging your finances if you live together without being married.