8 Money Mistakes Couples Make -- and How to Avoid Them

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Singles have their own personal finance challenges to contend with.

But for couples, the consequences of bad money management -- debt multiplied, foreclosure, even divorce -- can be far more costly and significant. That's why it's important to jointly develop and frequently reassess a family financial plan throughout your relationship.

Here are eight common money pitfalls for couples, with advice on how to steer clear of trouble or overcome problems. Take a look.