love & money

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,...

When a Feminist Dates a Rich Guy...

When you’re used to paying your own way, sharing your life with a man in the 1 percent can be a challenge. For the better part of last year, I dated a man in a much higher socioeconomic class. And though I didn’t expect him to pay my way,...

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...

Why You Shouldn’t Negotiate Your Relationship

You’ve been taught that the ultimate sign of maturity is when two people can sit down and talk about an issue like adults. And it’s critical for many things: a disagreement, a major financial decision, long-term goals with a long-term partner. But...

You Ruined My Wedding — and You’re Suing Me?

By signing on the dotted line, or agreeing to those endless terms of service, some customers are unwittingly giving away their right to free speech. Specifically, the right to write negative online reviews. And they may have to pay — literally —...

Does Facebook Break Up Marriages?

Facebook users, beware. You may be one “like” away from divorce court. A growing body of research links increased use of Facebook to marital discord. The latest of these studies, published in the July 2014 issue of the journal “Computers in Human...

Financial Coupling: It’s Not About 50-50

Whether it’s through marriage or cohabitation, there comes a point in most serious relationships where “his and hers” extends beyond the toothbrush holder. We’re talking bank accounts and savings accounts, investment strategies and retirement...

Why Men Should Keep it Zipped

“Hey, beautiful!” The cat call came from a parked car. I didn’t acknowledge it. I was rushing to a client meeting — hair and makeup done, heels on, showing a bit of leg in my summer wrap dress. I was feeling confident and I have to admit, the...

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