Marriage and Money

Talking about your finances upfront will avoid arguments down the road.

Editor's note: This article is adapted from Kiplinger's 2008 Success With Your Money guide. Order your copy today.

Once upon a time, you found that special someone to spend the rest of your life with, and now the two of you are ready to ride off into the sunset.

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Stacy Rapacon
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.