love & money

This Is What Happened When I Changed My Name

Last summer when I got married, I decided not just to change my life, but also to change my name. “New era, new identity!” I said. The problem is, I can’t seem to get comfortable with this person whose name is on all my credit cards. I’ve never...

How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time

When I was pregnant, I ran into an acquaintance who asked whether I would continue to teach classes after the baby’s birth. “Of course,” I said. “That and everything else I do. I teach classes on evenings and weekends anyway and my partner works...

What I Learned From a Professional Bridesmaid

Last summer, Jen Glantz posted a now-famous Craigslist post advertising her services as a professional bridesmaid after being asked to be a bridesmaid in a staggering number of weddings. When her inbox flooded with responses, Glantz decided to...

The True Cost of Dating — Added Up

Over the summer and into the early part of fall, I dated a guy — we slept at his place after nights on the town, carved out time for couple-esque weekend activities, and in general, felt high with the buzz that accompanies a new romance. That...

11 Famous Women on Not Getting Married

On Valentine’s Day, it can seem like love takes only one form: the trifecta of chocolate, roses, and marriage — making it the perfect day for DailyWorth to highlight famous women who’ve bucked that trend. From Mindy Kaling to Oprah Winfrey, here...

Who Pays For What Traditionally in a Wedding

We're way past the age where we have to stick to certain outdated rules when it comes to weddings, such as the bride's parents footing the bill for most of the whole wedding. This tradition stems from the times when parents had to include a dowry...

How to Create Equality in Your Relationship

Sure, we like flowers and jewelry just fine, but you know what would be really romantic this Valentine’s Day? A truly equal partnership. You know, where each person does his or her fair share of housework and parenting duties, and receives the...

I Don’t Want to Get Married — But I Might

I once knew a girl in college who started a binder of fantasy wedding clippings when she was 8 years old. This perplexed me. I grew up in a household with happily married parents who never pushed romantic ideals upon their three girls. In fact,...

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