Ask Leslie: Are prenups only for the rich and can I make it work for me?

DEAR LESLIE,  Are prenuptial agreements only for the rich? My boyfriend and I both earn average salaries, however, we are trying to find ways to keep our finances as separate as possible before marrying. Is a prenup worth it?   –  Agreementseeker Dear Agreementseeker…, While so many couples consider tying the knot, the fear of joining together financially has kept the multitude from taking a leap of faith and a trip down the aisle. The Prenuptial … Read MoreAsk Leslie: Are prenups only for the rich and can I make it work for me?

Ask Leslie: How can I avoid my partner’s debt should we marry?

DEAR LESLIE,   How Can I Avoid My Partner’s Debt Should We Marry? – Debtless Dear Debtless… This question is often asked in relation to credit card debt. Similar to the money that you earned before getting married, which belongs to the individual that earned it, debt acquired before the marriage belongs to that individual as well. The key here is not to co-mingle your premarital debt i.e., becoming an authorized user on your spouse’s credit … Read MoreAsk Leslie: How can I avoid my partner’s debt should we marry?