Being married allows you the option of participating in your spouse’s health insurance plan. In most cases, this means a significant financial savings, even more so when children are part of the equation. And although more and more companies are beginning to offer family plans to unmarried couples who live under the same roof, you’ll need to be able to prove you are a committed couple and have entered into a true domestic partnership, and this can sometimes be difficult to do. Quite often, too, a person will keep from taking an otherwise more lucrative job, solely because it doesn’t come with health insurance. So having a spouse’s benefits to rely on can open the door to new, and possibly more lucrative, ventures.