love & money

Engagement Rings: To Wear or Not to Wear?

I never wanted an engagement ring. Ever. I looked at women with left-hand bling in bewilderment, confused by the baubles’ mass appeal, quietly judging what I interpreted as an antiquated tradition. No ring for me. Never ever, I swore. Flash...

When He Treats Your Career Like a Hobby

I have a close friend who has a successful, decade-long career in the fashion* industry. Four years into her last relationship, her boyfriend still rolled his eyes in frustration when she didn’t make it home for dinner. Though the man (a...

Don’t Have “The Talk”—Yet

Why you shouldn’t negotiate your relationship

Kerry Washington’s PSA Raises Awareness About Financial Abuse

This week, Emmy-nominated actress and “Scandal” star, Kerry Washington, appeared in a PSA by the Allstate Foundation about financial abuse — a tactic used in abusive relationships to manipulate victims into staying by controlling and limiting...

6 Financial Steps for the Newly Single

My general rule to the newly single is to never make irreversible financial decisions during the first year after a divorce.  But shortly after my own divorce was final, I put my house on the market and traded in my SUV for a more economical...

Hustle Through a Heartbreak

“I don’t think this is going to work”, he said. In that moment, I felt like a giant fist punched through my belly, taking all of my oxygen with it. My heart was surely breaking. The next week was a blur.  I cried and cried. I spent hours a day...

5 Ways To Protect Your Relationship From Financial Damage

When I read the words we put on the page, my stomach started to feel queasy. I silently recited my mantra (“What would I tell a client to do?”) and put my pen to paper, scrawling my name across the black line. A few minutes later, our co-tenancy...

How to Prevent Relationship Ruin

In 2007, I set out to build my first business as a health coach. I was putting myself through school, working a full-time job and a second part-time job, all while taking the steps to lay the foundation for my business. I was busy. I was also...

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