Saying 'I do' to joint checking and credit accounts
By Justin Boyle
Earlier this year, a couple of my good friends got married to each other. After a a few months and the initial jubilation passed, the time came to turn their attention to the more business-like aspects of sharing their lives -- and their finances.
Combining checking accounts and coordinating credit cards might seem like a simple proposition, but they learned there are some important points to consider before taking the plunge. My newlywed pals passed along this wisdom on the process, so I thought I'd share it with anyone else whose accounts may soon be "married" to a partner's.