First Comes Love, Then Comes a Joint Bank Account

February 14, 2018

On this special Valentine's Day episode of Your Cheddar hosts Kristen Scholer and Tim Stenovec explore how to manage finances with your partner and stay in financial bliss after the wedding.

But first, have you ever heard of the phrase "money can't buy happiness?" Well, that may not be true. According to a recent report by Purdue University, there is actually an optimal amount of money to be happy in life and it's $95,000 a year. The study also found that people who make $60,000-$75,000 a year are a little less happy, but have "emotional well-being."

Plus, Americans are expected to spend a near-record $20 billion this Valentine's Day, but what are they shelling out all that money for? Lisa Rowan, Writer at The Penny Hoarder, joins Your Cheddar to discuss how you can keep the love in your wallet this Valentine's Day.

With marriage comes huge financial burden, but it can also benefit you in the long run. Kim Palmer, Personal Finance Expert at NerdWallet, joins Your Cheddar to discuss merging your bank accounts after walking down the aisle.