This chapter reviews interdisciplinary research concerning the association between marriage and personal finances. The first section of the chapter discusses financial practices within marriage and the financial differences between married couples and other family types. The second section reviews the research on the ability of financial factors to predict marital formation, satisfaction/conflict, and dissolution. The chapter also suggests future research avenues.


Married Couple Marital Satisfaction Risk Tolerance Marital Quality Marital Dissolution 
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  • Jeffrey Dew
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  1. 1.The University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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