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Engaged? How to Merge Your Money Lives

by Bonnie Vengrow

When you're getting married, there's a checklist for everything — except, perhaps, one of the most important things: how to combine your finances with your partner's. Ensuring you're financially in sync now can help your marriage start out on stronger footing. So, here's a checklist on what to discuss before you say "I do."

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Bonnie Vengrow
Bonnie Vengrow is a writer and editor based in NYC. She has written for Parents, The Bump, Rodale's Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, Today.com, and others.


1. American Household Credit Card Debt Study, 2015

2. Credit Scores and Committed Relationships, Federal Reserve Board, 2015

3. Citi's Couples study, Wakefield Research, 2015

4. Newlyweds and Credit Survey, Experian, 2016

5. The Knot Real Weddings Study, 2015

6. Expenditures on Children by Families, The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 2013


We get it. Money is complicated. And like any relationship, your relationship with money can be difficult. So how can you make it better? It all begins with a little more engagement—and a little less avoiding. At Citi, we're here to help. So let's get started.

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