Relationships

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…

7 Common Money Lies Couples Tell

7 Common Money Lies Couples Tell

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…

6 Ways Having Sex Makes You Smarter

6 Ways Having Sex Makes You Smarter

The same host of hormones and chemicals that turn you on also impact other brain processes that help you think clearly, boost your memory and improve your problem-solving skills.

So a dry spell doesn’t just mean you’re…

How to Build Relationship Equality

How to Build Relationship Equality

What’s more romantic than flowers, jewelry or a great date night? A truly equal partnership.

You know, where each person does his or her fair share of housework and parenting duties and receives the same degree of consideration when…

Does Your Partner Resent Your Success?

Does Your Partner Resent 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…

Confession: I Let My Boyfriend Borrow $1,200

Confession: I Let My Boyfriend Borrow $1,200

Against all the advice I’ve ever heard about money and relationships, I lent $1,200 to my boyfriend. Not all at once, but in three chunks over a two-month period. It was an astonishingly easy decision for…

How Couples Can Split Their Money and Bills to Be Fair

How Couples Can Split Their Money and Bills to Be Fair

Whether it’s through marriage or cohabitation, there comes a point in most serious relationships when we start talking bank accounts and savings accounts, investment strategies and retirement plans. And the big question: Should we split our bills 50…

I Used to Be Poor, Now I’m Not

I Used to Be Poor, Now I’m Not

Last week I logged onto my mobile banking app to move some money from my savings account into my checking account. An alert popped up telling me I had exceeded my monthly transfer limit.
Are You and Your Sweetheart Financially Compatible?

Are You and Your Sweetheart Financially Compatible?

It’s the month of celebrating love, but financial conflicts can dampen celebrations—and entire relationships. If you share finances with a spouse or significant other (or if you plan to in the future), you probably already know that you…

The Joke About Women And Money

The Joke About Women And Money

My husband has a habit of saying in public that I am “bad with money.” He’ll toss this out in conversation as though it’s common knowledge, expecting to be met with general agreement, not debate. If he were…

Why Fathers Should Take Parental Leave

Why Fathers Should Take Parental Leave

When expectant father Brian asked his boss about paternity leave, his boss thought he meant maternity leave — the company didn’t offer it for men. The company ended up granting Brian just 1.7 days to spend with…