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  • Marrying Someone With Bad Credit? How To Minimize The Impact

    9 January 2020

    Two people who decide to get married are starting a new chapter as a family unit — one with new legal rights and responsibilities. But what happens when your new spouse brings with them a poor credit history? How can you help minimize the potential damage to your own credit and your shared finances? Here are a few key steps to take. 1. Protect Your Own Score The good news is that your own credit score will be unaffected by your spouse's so long as you don't take on credit jointly.