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For Richer or Poorer

No matter how much you beg, plead, or (admit it) scream, your mate just doesn’t seem to get it: without a financial plan—preferably your plan—you’re headed for a train wreck. Sound painfully familiar? That’s why we’re about to launch...   The...

Should He Be as Worried as I Am?

I worry about money. A lot. And even when I’m not worrying, I’m probably still thinking about it.  My boyfriend, on the other hand, does not worry nearly as much as I do. If I’m in a twist about finances, his typical response is, “Don’t worry,...

Why You Might Want a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements have a bad rap. Many couples consider them distasteful and unromantic at best—bad karma at worst. The truth is, a prenup is less like a roadmap for divorce, and more like insurance. A good prenup insures that if you did face...

A Special Mother’s Day Infographic

Most of our moms and grandmas have passed on brilliant—even life-saving—financial tips and tricks. (Who else reuses gift bags and Cool Whip containers thanks to Nana?) Of course, they’re only human…so many of them have passed down, shall we...

When You Earn More Than Your Man

Here’s a confession from a breadwinner wife: I’ve been guilty of referring to my own hardworking husband as a stay-at-home dad—when he’s not. My husband has worked part-time, consistently, since our son was about six months old. Yet in my mind,...

Should You Hire Your Friends?

Justine Lackey made a mistake by hiring a girlfriend. “Working together was the end of our friendship. No sooner had I paid her than she started to miss deadlines and stop returning emails,” says the founder of Good Cents Bookkeeping. Hiring...

Save Big on Your Big Day: Buy Used

Can you think of a better way to spend $25,630 (the price of the average wedding)? We can—and apparently, so can many other engaged couples, who are saving a bundle by buying used. Take care of your “something old” by shopping here: Stuff:...

When the Men in Your Financial Life Just Aren’t Working Out

I’m the financial planner in my house. I handle my husband’s 401k, I have an excellent credit record, and I know where every dollar of my paycheck is headed at all times.  So how is it possible that I have no idea what’s in my own investment...

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