Jennifer Lopez finally decided to divorce husband Marc Anthony this year, but he'd probably been on thin ice since 2007, when it was revealed he owed $2.5 million in back taxes. After all, when you get married, your financial records merge and honey's debt becomes just as much your worry in the eyes of the law. Two-and-a-half million dollars equals a substantial amount of rocks that J. Lo ain't got as a result of helping to pay off her hubby's debt to the federal government.
If you're not a celeb, you probably don't have to be worrying about your boo owing millions of dollars, but debt is relative, which is why it should be abundantly clear how much each of you owes and to whom before you merge lives and bank accounts. Everything from how much you owe in student loans to how many maxed out credit cards you have should be discussed. And speaking of credit, do not hesitate to ask your soon-to-be-betrothed what their number is. Their credit score I mean. Because guess what, darlin'? Their score affects yours the second you say "I do."