From Atlanta Blogs News Source: http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-bargain-hunter/2012/03/20/joining-finances-is-tricky-but-necessary/?cxntfid=blogs_atlanta_bargain_hunter
Things “back then” seemed much easier, especially when seen through the rearview mirror of culture. Couples graduated high school, maybe college, then immediately got married, merging all their assets — which was approximately nothing. Today, because couples are marrying later in life, they often have a complex web of mortgages, debt, kids and investments to combine. The median marriage age has risen to 28 for men and 26 for women, according to federal census data and the Pew Research Center. But no matter what your age or situation, navigating finances before tying the knot is essential. “I tell my clients that if you can’t talk about finances when you’re in love, just wait to try and talk about it in a fight,” said Anthony Centore, founder of Thrive Atlanta Marriage Counseling. Centore says couples are bringing more assets into their relationships, such as financial investments or businesses they own. And experts say couples 30 and older are typically ?
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