“You know,” I said casually one day, “it would make more sense for me to pay those off than for you to keep paying 7 percent interest on them.”
I wanted to pay off all my credit card debt by our wedding day.
I saw the same warning signs as everybody else. I remember standing in my mom’s living room watching CNN as the oil prices started climbing higher and higher while the stock market started tanking.
When my partner and I decided to get married, we didn’t ask our parents for a blessing or go see a spiritual adviser—we went to see a financial adviser.