Planning for the Modern Relationship-DINK

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Written by Maggie Griffin
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Many young couples in the United States are enjoying the “Dual Income No Kids” (DINK) lifestyle. A large category of DINKs are unmarried. According to the 2008 census report, there were 6.2 million unmarried partner households in the United States. Pew Research Center reports that since 1995, marriage rates have declined 7% while cohabitation has increased by 4%.[1] Each unmarried partner is typically focused on their career and building their net worth independently of their partner.  That means more assets and liabilities to consider when cohabitating with a significant other.  

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