Family Finance

When family member and money mix, there’s always a risk of trouble. We’re here to help you navigate effectively.

From merging finances when you get married to whether you should loan money to family members or your kids, we cover the entire spectrum of potential financial challenges that you can run into when it comes to family and your household finances. With the right strategy, you can reach your goals together and avoid the common pitfalls many families face when making tough financial choices.

Below you’ll find answers to all of the questions we’ve received related to personal finance and family. If you don’t find the information you need or have a follow up you need to ask on a specific topic, let us know! Complete the form to the right to ask your question or, if you prefer, call us now at to speak with a certified credit counselor directly.

    • Should I Help My Brother Out of Debt?

      When family members are in need, our first instinct is to help in any way we can, but when it comes to money, helping those in need can often put relationships at risk. We help you weigh the pros and cons of lending money to family members.

    • Preventing Joint Accounts from Causing Credit Damage

      Couples often merge their finances with joint accounts after marriage, but what happens to those accounts if you get divorced? Learn how to protect your interests and your credit when it comes to closing out joint accounts you had with an ex.

    • Money Management After Marriage

      When couples come together, they don’t always see eye to eye on how to manage money effectively. We help you understand how to marry different financial perspectives so you can avoid financial fights and work together to reach your goals.