Debt, Marriage Don’t Mix


    The TD Canada Trust Valentine’s Day poll found 77 per cent of Canadians would not marry someone who was bad at managing their personal finances or if they held excessive debt. It shows 29 per cent say they would date but never marry someone who couldn’t manage their money well, while 37 per cent say they wouldn’t even date someone who didn’t have their finances under control. Another 11 per cent reported they were recently in a relationship like that, but wouldn’t do it again. And, despite the trend of combining finances, 82 per cent say they would not consider a pre-nuptial agreement. Canadians who are currently separated or divorced are the most likely to consider one for their next relationship (29 per cent versus 16 per cent nationally).