Living together before marriage = $$

Living together before marriage = $$

I like this article because it brings together my “aww I can’t wait for that,” and “hi, I’m a Finance person so I have to read this stuff” sides.

 

A new study says that couples who move in together before marrying accumulate wealth at double the rate of those who wait until marriage to live together.

 

The obvious conclusion is that this happens because cohabitation roughly halves the couple’s rent and utilities.

Another explanation is that many couples prefer to get married when they are economically secure. Moving in together could spur them to change their financial habits, which would then lead them to start growing their wealth. …