For Richer or Poorer
See results of a recent survey on marrying for money.


(MONEY Magazine) - A surprising number of high school and college students believe it's at least "somewhat important" to marry someone wealthier than they are: 14% MALE 24% FEMALE

It may have worked for Mrs. Joe DiMaggio, but the students are only half right. The smart financial move is to get married and stay married--regardless of your spouse's wealth. Compared with the average single adult, the average married person has a net worth that's higher by: 77%

SOURCES: Ameriquest; Jay L. Zagorsky, Ohio State University. Top of page

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