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Moving In

According to the statistics, shacking up together first leads to a much higher divorce rate, which won't help save on expenses.

QUESTION: Listener’s son and fiance are planning to get married in 2009, but want to move in together next year to save on expenses. What does Dave say about that?

ANSWER: The Ivy League study statistics say, regardless of morals or faith, you’re 80% more likely to get divorced if you live together first. Shacking up, statistically, doesn’t work. If you want to save on expenses, get married.