Ask Stacy: My Husband Is on the House Deed, and I’m Not

Both spouses are on the mortgage, but only one is on the deed: No big deal, or a recipe for disaster?

Welcome to “Ask Stacy,” a new video feature on Money Talks News. Most weekdays, I’ll answer a money question sent in by a reader or viewer. (Learn how to send in a question of your own below.)

Today’s question is about something I’ve encountered before, both as a reporter and in my own family. It’s about what happens when one person is on a home deed and his or her spouse isn’t. Good idea? Here’s what I think.

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I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

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