Posts Tagged ‘ married ’

Maintaining your own credit history after getting married

Dear Experian, When I got married my husband put everything in his name (utilities, house, etc.). I still have two credit cards in my name. How can I maintain good credit scores going forward with limited items in my name? - JYW

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Changing name when married won’t link you to his bad credit

Dear Experian, I'm getting married next week and am wondering if I should take my husband's last name. His credit is not quite good, while mine is very good. If I take his last name, what will happen to my credit history? Should I have a joint account with my husband? What is the best way for me to protect myself from having problems from changing my last name? - BBY

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Marrying a man who declared bankruptcy

Dear Experian, I would like to get married to a man who filed for bankruptcy. I have great credit, and he has a new slate. Will it wreck my credit even if we keep our finances separate? - REM

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