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Dave Says Think Big to Be Rich

TabSpangler Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 10:17 AM
I'm very disappointed to hear Dave recommending a state job. How could there be anything more rewarding than guaranteed employment from the government?

Dear Dave,

I got married in May, and my wife brought student loan debt into the marriage. I had some savings before the wedding, and I could pay this off immediately without putting us in a bind. But is this “her” debt, or should I look at it as “our” debt?

Ernest

Dear Ernest,

Absolutely, you should view it as “our” debt. It came with the territory when you two walked down the aisle.

A lot of people don’t use the old-fashioned marriage vows anymore, but The Book of Common Prayer reads, “… for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health,...

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