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Newlywed Debt: The Anti-Dowry.

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Marshall, James P.
Skogrand, Linda.
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Marriages are most fragile in the early years with 20 percent of divorces occurring in the first 5 years of marriage. Money is one of the topics couples fight about most often during these years, and it is also a contributing factor in many divorces. Debt brought into marriage is an especially troublesome part of many couples' money problems. Research shows that debt brought into marriage is the number one problem area for newlyweds. Facts about debt brought into marriage, the effects of debt on newlywed relationships, and debt elimination ideas are presented. (Author abstract)

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