The Washington Times

United They Wed, Divided They Bank | The Washington Times quotes W. Ben Utley, CFP®

Columnist Cheryl Wetzstein points out how many couples argue about money and asks the experts whether or not it's a good idea for newlyweds and remarried couples to bank jointly. Sources including noted authors, clinical psychologists, and spokespeople from the American Bankers Association and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service give conflicting opinions. Certified Financial Planner® W. Ben Utley sums it up by saying, "If people are going to fight about money, it's usually a core issue... My saying is that "˜Money never creates or solves a problem. Money is a magnifying glass for an existing problem.'"