Nearly Half of Divorced Couples Cite Money Issues

According to a new survey, 45% of divorced or separated couples say they discovered financial secrets about their spouse. One in five respondents said their ex had a low credit score, and 13% discovered a huge debt load.*

Have you taken the time to discuss finances with your spouse or significant other? To protect your relationship, be sure to set aside time to discuss the following five key topics that survey participants said they wished they had discussed:*

  1. Spending Habits
  2. Credit Card Debt
  3. Monthly Budget
  4. Long Term Financial Goals
  5. Other Existing Debt

*”Half of Divorced Couples Blame Financial Infidelity for Uprooting Their Marriage,”, May 23, 2012