Viewing Debt as 'Ours' vs. 'Mine' and 'Yours' in Marriage

I hear about so many couples combining their finances when they get married but keeping their debts separate. If I'm being honest, I cringe every time I hear about one of those couples. It hurts me even more than when I hear that they keep all of their finances separate, but I'll save that topic for another post. If you share the same goals for what you want to spend your money on and what you are saving up to do in the future, but you are divided on getting rid of the payments that are keeping you from reaching those goals faster, it will divide the two of you as a couple as well.

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How We Pay for School Without Going Into Debt

Knowing that I am getting my education without adding money to a large number that is constantly looming over my head, waiting to be paid off, is rewarding on its own. In our household, only one of us is going to college, and I'm sure that plays a huge role in the fact that we've been able to remain debt free, but I hope that these ideas will help you minimize the amount of debt that you're going to have to start paying off after you graduate or maybe you'll be able to find ways to avoid that kind of stress.

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