JOAN RATTNER HEILMAN
Financial tips for unmarried couples
Once considered scandalous, living together hardly raises an eyebrow anymore, even when it’s Grandma doing it. “I knew I wanted to share the rest of my life with him,’’ says Julie Lopp, 74, who has lived with Don Bushnell, 85, for 14 years. “We love one another, but we don’t need to get married.’’ The Santa Barbara, Calif., couple had both been married before, and both have two grown children.