A credit score can be one of the most integral factors in setting interest rates on credit cards, mortgage loans or insurance policies. Yet, despite this fact, many couples don't discuss their scores until its time to apply for these important forms of credit together.
However, talking about finances, and reviewing a spouse's credit report should be done as early as possible. Since many couples look forward to opening joint accounts, ensuring that both credit reports are up to par could save thousands of dollars and avoid heated arguments resulting from frequent loan denials.
It is also important for those who are considering joint financial accounts to check their reports because many contain errors. By not doing this, couples could face rejections, which in turn could leave both parties with a greater need to repair bad credit.
Couples who find errors on one of their respective reports should contact a credit repair company, especially if they will soon fill out credit applications. By contacting a credit lawyer both parties can quickly get their credit scores in order prior to these important financial actions.