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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...

Dividing Property and Debts

This is part three of an ongoing series about being financially prepared for a divorce. Read part one here, and part two here. You’ve embarked on your divorce; now the next step is to figure out the settlement. Under the laws of your state, which...

How I Became the Love of My Life

I was living the dream: a six-figure income, beach vacations, and a growing savings account—all before I was 25. And then my husband and I split, and I woke to the realization that half of us had no career, no savings, and basically no idea. My...

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