Power Point: Just stay together!

March 5, 2009, 4:29 AM UTC

“A little misery is worth a lot of money. So try to stay married if you possibly can.”

— Celebrity divorce lawyer Raoul Felder offered his advice for couples considering divorce on CNN’s Your $$$$$. While the recession drives many couples to divorce, maybe just as many stay together because they can’t afford to split. After all, staying together can save thousands of dollars. “People have to decide how much they hate each other,” Felder says, “because if they can still live with each other–and the house or the apartment is big enough–they ought to stay together and wait for a rising market.” Hey, you never know. With economic recovery may come new-found bliss. — Jessica Shambora