We have been dating for three years and are pretty serious.
What you should be sharing and finding out during the dating period is the financial values the person has. Does she think having a lot of debt is no big deal? “It’s probably not a great idea to ask for someone’s financial history on the first date,” said Mike Cetera, credit card analyst at
“However, it’s better to know if a potential partner has a history of bad financial decisions before the relationship goes too far, especially if you plan on making large purchases together or sharing bank accounts.” You should not be making large purchases with someone you are dating or sharing bank accounts until there is an, “I do.” Just saying. In the subject line put “Dating and Credit Scores.” Live chat today Join me at noon (Eastern) for a live discussion with Erin Currier, director of financial security and mobility for The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Six percent of the survey respondents thought that people should share credit scores within the first few dates.
That’s way too soon to share such intimate details of your financial life.
Megan writes, “He was worth every penny and all the stress of his debt.
Within three months of marriage, he had a job paying twice what he’d been making with benefits!
Want to make yourself more attractive to a potential mate? Turns out that having a great credit history is sexy to some people.
And an online dating site is betting that hooking people up — in part based on their credit scores –will score lots of users.
Thirty-seven percent of the survey participants said people should share credit score information after dating a few months, and the same percentage said swap scores after getting engaged.
Keep your personal finance details to yourself until you’re serious.
Color Money question of the week How soon should dating couples share information about their credit score? Currier will be discussing recent reports by Pew on income volatility and financial shocks.