Ask the Dolans: How should newlyweds deal with debt?


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Getting married is an exciting time, but the merging of two lives can produce a few speed bumps – especially when it comes to finances. Often each spouse is bringing a different credit history and debt amount to the table, and it can be confusing to know where to start.

This was the case with one WalletPop reader. How should she and her new husband combine their debts with opposing credit scores? Find out in our video response below.

Dear Ken and Daria,

I have a high credit score and little debt, but my new husband's credit is low and has more debt. Where do we start?


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