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How to Talk About Money in a Relationship

How to Talk About Money in a Relationship

About a year before my husband and I tied the knot, we had a financial powwow over margaritas (just one each). We wrote down our personal “numbers” — including savings, debt and credit scores — on Post-its. Then we did a…

Stop Judging Women Who Don’t Want Kids

Stop Judging Women Who Don’t Want Kids

After relocating to a new city, I was invited to join a local women’s book club. A group of 20- and 30-something women clustered in the living room, pouring drinks and chatting away, immediately welcomed me. A few…

When Does Self-Care Turn Into Splurging?

When Does Self-Care Turn Into Splurging?

In the past few years, “self-care” has popped up everywhere. Women are told that we don’t do enough of it, so we’re encouraged to buy another massage, get a manicure, or treat ourselves to something nice. The problem is that all that self-care spending can have a big impact on our bank accounts.
Why You Overspend: 5 Common Shopping Mistakes

Why You Overspend: 5 Common Shopping Mistakes

Up to 16 percent of Americans suffer from shopping addiction, or a compulsive habit of buying with significant adverse consequences, according to a study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. And while shopping may not be such a serious…

6 Ways to Find Happiness

6 Ways to Find Happiness

Perhaps we’re thinking about happiness in the wrong way. It’s an attitude, yes, and some of us are genetically happier people, but it’s also a byproduct of very specific habits we do consciously or subconsciously throughout our…