Not sure if anyone noticed but the original post was from 10 months ago, and the original poster hasn't been on the FICO forums since 04-09-2008 12:30 AM.
Yep, I noticed. Hopefully, all went well with their wedding last August and they are now comfortably residing in their new home. Lots of great comments, though!
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If he got married, I sincerely hope that he followed the great advice given. If I had to do my life over again, I would have waited to get married. I, nearly 20 years later, am separated and trying to repair my credit for the second time. The actuarials that have studied the data know what they're talking about. Oftentimes the one with the better credit, out of love or emotion, would have a tendency to bail out the one with a lesser FICO score - putting self at risk. In my case, my spouse came from a two-parent home where both parents earned a good salary putting the household on the higher end of middle-class. Yet despite their incomes, their warm generous hearts often incurred large amounts of debt -personally and for others. In a nutshell, because of the family dynamic, we ending up bailing them out from time to time on a bill (whether I agreed to it or not). Impatience, poor judgement and indulgence are a recipe for disaster.
As I said before, if wedding 08 did get married, good luck!
Yeah, this is yet another revived thread thanks to myFICO's Valentine's Day newsletter. I think there have been more recent discussions about relationships and credit.
Makes sense, this was the second thread in as many days that I was tricked on. I thought something odd was going on.