Dating someone with poor finances
“Issues in the past don’t necessarily mean he or she is destined to screw up everything in the future.
Maybe he was impulsive when he got his first credit cards in college, but now handles his finances responsibly.
My parents didn’t say anything mean, they just weren’t supportive of my latest fling.
They encouraged me to stop messing around and start studying instead.
Hearts are fluttering, connections are being made and love is in the air — why would anyone want to ruin that with a conversation about dollars and cents?
If your boyfriend admits he’s paying off loans, ask him for the total. When people feel attacked, that’s when they’re tempted to start lying.
Most of us have made poor financial decisions, so try to be as understanding as possible.
“You don’t want to be blindsided later.” The good news is your partner’s debt incurred before marriage won’t become yours.
It’s the debt you acquire while you’re married that can affect your credit (knowing whether or not you live in a community property state doesn’t hurt either).