“Millennials are the most indebted generation in American history,” says Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, author of “College Secrets: How To Save Money, Cut College Costs and Graduate Debt Free.” “Of course they’d care more about a person’s credit history before tying down their finances together.” Khalfani-Cox says credit scores are also a practical way to see if a partner knows how to prioritize and can be depended on to follow through on prior commitments.
Instead of trading digits with someone you’re interested in, maybe the first information you offer up should be your credit score.
In lieu of dinner and a movie, may we suggest and chill?
When it comes to love, Martina Paillant won’t settle for someone who has a credit score below 700.
“I have no student loans and I can already take care of myself financially.
I need a man who can take care of himself, too.” Millennials, who came of age during the recession and carry astronomical student debt, are bucking the tradition of staying mum on money and prioritizing it when looking for a mate.
“One of the biggest causes of divorce is finances,” Green said.
“The problem is that often people don’t talk about finances.
“I need a man who can take care of himself, too.” And so, she finds out a man’s credit score by the fourth date.
A 2016 study from the American Institute of CPAs found that money issues are a source of weekly and daily stress in relationships.
In particular, 88% of adults 25 to 34 who are married or living with a partner said financial decisions are a source of tension in their relationship.
“I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills,” the 22-year-old Canarsie, Brooklyn, resident tells The Post.
Paillant, who attends graduate school in Miami, asks potential suitors their credit scores by the fourth date.