relationships

Fixing Mistakes: 7 Steps for Any Situation

Mistakes aren't fun, but the sooner and more thoroughly you deal with them, the better. Here are the essential steps to take.

I'm Financially Free. Now What?

We spend our whole life trying to reach our retirement goal. What do we do when we actually reach it? Here are some suggestions that anyone can and should follow.

5 Tips on What to Do Before Moving in Together

If splitting the cost of rent and utilities with your significant other sounds like a good idea, you’re not alone. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 7.5 million unmarried couples

Coping Mechanisms for a Spender-Saver Relationship

Recently, my sister announced her engagement. Her announcement made me think more and more about how important it is to discuss finances early on in a relationship. It also sp

How to Split Food Expenses With a Significant Other

One of the bread-and-butter issues couples have to figure out when moving in together? Who pays for the bread and butter.

5 Questions Couples Should Ask in the Money Talk

Once a couple decides to live together, it's crucial to be on the same page financially. Before you move in, sit down and ask yourselves these questions.

Book Review: Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey

It has been reported over and over that money is the number one cause of conflict and stress in relationships. This is precisely the reason authors Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

Make Love, Not Money (Sort Of)

Even during a recession, it turns out that love can still trump money.

How to Be Happy and Married: 24 Tips from a 24-Year-Old Marriage

My husband and I celebrated our 24th anniversary last week. Here are a few things I've learned about having a happy, long-lasting marriage.

Why Couples Fight Over Money and What to Do About It

There is no denying that financial matters lay at the root of many – if not most – couples’ problems. While some openly communicate about the issues at hand, more couples yet don’t

Could a Divorce Improve Your Finances?

When I was single, I thought that getting married would reduce my expenses greatly, and after I got married I realized that in some instances

Frugality Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: 5 Ways to Spend Less and Love More

Hot dates are often stereotyped as being expensive; Fine wines, fancy dinners, high-priced hotels, and posh resorts top the list of ways we traditionally thi