20140701 - Finances Marriage (KG) - nwherald

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Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Matt and Crystle Mariani of Crystal Lake have "always been planners," said Matt while discussing their outlook on financial planning and how it related to their October marriage. Like a growing number of couples, the Marianis discussed their finances before tying the knot. In the wake of the recent recession, more couples are tackling these issues head on, according to an Experian Consumer Services study of roughly 1,000 married adults.