It is no big surprise to financial planners to learn that the divorce rate in this country is still at the 50 percent mark. In fact, it's been that way for decades now. What is, of course, more surprising is that the average cost of getting divorced (now, we're only talking average here) is around $20,000, according to Norwich Union. You know something, take a look at some of the fancy weddings today and it's about the same price.

Maybe everybody would be better off saving some $40,000 and not bothering with anything. Fortunately, there are more romantic people than there are unromantic so while every year hundreds of thousands of people get married, half of that number get divorced.

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