Young people are beginning to look at credit scores before they date anyone. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Jimmy Dore, and Alonzo, Bodden, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"When it comes to love, Martina Paillant won’t settle for someone who has a credit score below 700.
“I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills,” the 22-year-old Canarsie, Brooklyn, resident tells The Post.
Paillant, who attends graduate school in Miami, asks potential suitors their credit scores by the fourth date. While some may call her snooty for checking someone’s FICO number before becoming Facebook official, she’s been focused on her finances since she was 16 years old and has a credit score above 800.
“I was raised in a family of professionals who keep their finances in check and taught me how to handle my money,” says Paillant, who splits her time between Miami and Brooklyn. “I have no student loans and I can already take care of myself financially. I need a man who can take care of himself, too.”
Millennials, who came of age during the recession and carry astronomical student debt, are bucking the tradition of staying mum on money and prioritizing it when looking for a mate. And for good reason: A 2015 study from the Federal Reserve Board found that couples with high credit scores — above 750 — are more likely to stay together; couples with lower-than-average numbers (below 600) are up to three times more likely to separate than those with average scores. A discrepancy is also a bad sign — the study found that a 66-point difference is linked to a 24 percent greater chance the couple will break up."
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