love & money

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...

Are You Committing Financial Infidelity?

Several years ago, a friend of mine admitted she had a bank account her husband didn’t know about so that she could spend from her secret stash on the sly. And recently, an acquaintance who owns a luxury jewelry store revealed to me that some of...

Why I Signed a Prenup (and You Should Too)

I was a teenager when I first heard the term “prenuptial agreement.” I asked my cousin what it meant, and she told me it was something a rich man asks a woman to sign to prevent her from marrying him just for his money. I was so intrigued by this...

The Worst Money Mistakes You Can Make in a Marriage

Each marriage has its own money dynamic. Some couples keep all their accounts separate and split the check when they go out for coffee; others pool everything from day one and make all financial decisions together. Sometimes there’s one spouse...

Money Myths that Could Be Hurting Your Relationship

Having recently gotten married and never before sharing my financial resources with anyone, it's been challenging, to say the least, to share resources with my husband — but it's something I am willing to explore. There have been lots of ups and...

What to Do When He Resents Your Success

When I first moved to New York, I fell into the arms of a guy who seemed to have all the qualities fit for me — a driven, “world-is-my-oyster” kind of gal. He was patient, laid back and even confessed during one of our first dates he thought it...

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