Your wedding costs could determine if you'll divorce or not

Your wedding costs could determine if you'll divorce or not

By: Alyse Barker, Buzz60

If you’re in it for the long haul, you might want to consider watching costs when planning your wedding. The less expensive, the better your chances are of staying hitched.

According to an Emory University study, stress about wedding related finances can start to lead couples down a rocky road. The wedding ceremony has a large impact on whether you will get divorced or not. The average cost of a wedding is around $30,000 dollars and research shows that a more expensive engagement ring can lead to divorce court.

The argument is that young couples may already be in student loan debt and struggling to handle those payments. The long-lasting benefits of a big, fancy wedding are much less tangible than the lasting benefits of a college degree and subsequent earning potential.

The study found that couples whose weddings cost more than $20,000 divorced at a rate roughly 1.6 times higher than couples whose weddings cost between $5,000 and $10,000. The couples with the lowest likelihood of divorce were couples with weddings costing $1,000 or less. However, the study also reports that the higher amount of guests in attendance at a wedding correlates to a lower rate of divorce.

While everything in the wedding industry seems to be expensive, if you’re looking for a lavish fairytale wedding you may be better off cutting your costs for a long term happily-ever-after.

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WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has long questioned President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, on Friday said he believes the president was born in the United States.

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DENVER (KDVR) — A golden retriever is one of the latest victims of the heroin trade in Denver.

On Tuesday, officers saw a suspected drug dealer at West 14th Avenue and Speer Boulevard, near the Cherry Creek bike path.

According to the Denver Police Department, the suspect ran and was caught near West 13th Avenue and Kalamath Street.

Officers retraced the suspect’s steps and said someone from Bark & Play doggy day care near West 13th Avenue and Santa Fe Drive approached them.

Garrett Bishop, who owns Bark & Play, said about 17 bags were found in the yard, but didn’t know what was in them.

“Luckily, my employees are right on top of it and within 10 seconds of seeing a foreign object on the ground they were on it,” Bishop said. “They are the reason these dogs are safe.”

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A golden retriever named Charlie ate one of them.

“[We] had to take one dog to the emergency room and induce vomiting on another,” Bishop said.

Charlie’s owner said she couldn’t believe it when she got the bad news from Bishop.

“My heart skipped a beat,” said Laura, who did not want her last name used. “They said ‘Charlie ate a bag of heroin and she’s at the vet,’ and I thought, ‘You have to be kidding me, that’s ridiculous.”

“Her eyes were kind of clouded over, she didn’t have any energy she looked really sick,” Laura said. “I don’t know how much heroin she ingested or the potency of heroin or the effects of heroin on dogs so I was really worried that she could die.”

Charlie was rushed to a veterinary emergency room and ended up needing drugs to counteract the effects of the heroin and IVs.

“She was really drugged up, really out of it. But I was really happy she was alive,” Laura said.

And Laura knows things could have been much worse.

“It affected my dog today but it could have been someone’s kid,” Laura said.

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“What does — how do I get an apology from CNN? I would love to sue them for slander when they say, ‘oh he wants Hillary on her deathbed and dead,’ when I said just the opposite,” he said on Premiere Radio Networks’ “The Sean Hannity Show” Thursday.

“I know it’s hard to sue when you’re a public figure pretty much people can call you anything, and I’ve been called pretty much everything. But I’m thinking of suing them.”

The offending comments came the night before when Stelter addressed the media circus surrounding Clinton’s health crisis and her recent bout of pneumonia.

He described some of the figures covering it as a “truly deplorable basket. Sean Hannity fits into it, so does Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones and others. These are people who bring up rumors and innuendo about Clinton’s health, and have been doing it for years,” he said, according to The Hill.

“I’m not saying Hannity or Limbaugh fit into these necessarily,” he continued, “But they — some of these figures want her to be sick. They want her to be dying. They want her to be on her death bed.”

Limbaugh also slammed Stelter’s comments on his radio show Thursday, claiming he never even weighed in on Clinton’s mythical illnesses,” not substantially at least.

“You’re specifically alleging, Brian, we want her to be sick … You really need to research the transcripts of this program,” he said.

“If you do, you will find that I am the one person who started expressing concern for Mrs. Clinton in a number of areas. The most recent time when she had that four-minute coughing spasm, it was I who asked, ‘How could her staff do that to her and not send somebody out to rescue her?’ ‘Who left her out to dry in that episode?'”

Clinton returned to the campaign trail on Thursday following a bout of pneumonia, making a stop in Greensboro, North Carolina, after nearly fainting at a 9/11 ceremony in New York City on Sunday.

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