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How Do Couples Divide Their Money?

Few topics ignite as much curiosity and passionate discourse as that of handling money in a relationship. Should couples merge all their finances, or should they take a “mine, yours and ours” approach? How large of a purchase can you make without discussing it with your partner in advance? Would you ever lie to your partner about your spending? What about credit cards and other loans: should you help your significant other pay off debts they incurred on their own? Should you merge credit cards? Is there a right or even wrong answer to all those questions? To get a better idea of how couples throughout the country perceive their financial lives and how they manage their joint money, see our infographic.