October 27, 2012 | Posted in:Finance, Men, Romance and Relationships, Women

Does having bad credit not make you marriage eligible?

As a life and relationships strategist to single adults, I find it very interesting when I come across men and women who feel as though they are truly ready for a committed relationship. The first question I generally ask is, “Have you, or are you continuing to develop yourself in all areas (e.g. spiritual, physical, social and financial) of your life?” The initial response is usually a resounding yes.

However, there is often one area many hide from: credit. When two individuals marry they connect to the credit history of their mate.

What will your mate inherit when they marry you?

Credit is often the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. I am by no means advocating that you pull a copy of someone’s credit report — or offer up your own on the first or second date. However, I do encourage you to begin working on your credit during your “single season” and to continue once you’re married.

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