Marriage and money: Numbers show more women 'marrying down'

What is the recipe for a successful marriage, especially when it comes to money matters?

New numbers show an increasing number of women are "marrying down", bringing in more money than their significant others.

Women in their early to mid-30s are the most likely to do it.

Twenty-eight percent "married down", compared to just 16 percent who "married up."

The rest, 56 percent, married someone who made a comparable amount of money.

It's interesting to note, while ideas about money in a relationship are changing, things like age aren't.

Women overwhelmingly still tend to marry men older than they are.

What are your thoughts on relationships and money?

Is their a right formula for success?

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