Christmas is only a few days away. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about family. We’re traveling halfway across the country to be with my husband’s family this holiday, and I am really looking forward to it. I love my “in-laws” – they are wonderful, warm, loving people. They are one of the reasons I think being married is great.
Speaking of being married, just the other day I received an update from www.familyfacts.org – the topic this month was a study on the benefits of marriage. They stayed away from the warm fuzzies and focused on pure practicality. Here are just a few of the findings:
1. On average, married couples are less likely than cohabiting couples to be in poverty.
2. Over time, married couples—with or without children—have a higher family income, on average, than all other family structures.
3. Married-couple households have, on average, substantially greater net-worth than households with other types of living arrangements.
For a full report, click here.