Marriage

Depending on a Husband for Money: Myth vs. Reality

Depending on a Husband for Money: Myth vs. Reality

If you ask women whether they want to depend on a husband for money, most will say no. Young women today have jobs, paychecks, and interesting goals. But their life choices tell a different story. While interviewing recent college graduates…

How to Say ‘No’ to a Wedding Invitation

How to Say ‘No’ to a Wedding Invitation

Depending on your life stage, you might receive anywhere from a couple to a dozen wedding invites a year, and saying “yes” to all of them just isn’t feasible.

“In addition to making sure you have the appropriate thing…

The Financial Pros and Cons of Marriage

The Financial Pros and Cons of Marriage

Marriage used to be merely an economic exchange. A bride was “given away” by her family along with some sort of dowry. Or a groom’s family would “buy” a bride from her folks with the hopes that she’d…

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…

A Prenup Is Romantic

A Prenup Is Romantic

When you hear “prenup,” you may immediately cringe and think, “How unromantic.” However, considering a prenuptial agreement may prove to be one of the most romantic steps you take in your relationship — that is, if…

I’m Not Waiting for a Marriage Proposal

I’m Not Waiting for a Marriage Proposal

What is it about women’s lives that seems so delicious and up for public consumption? Why does almost everyone I know think they have a free pass to ask me invasive questions about my relationship? Am I wearing…

9 Myths About Marriage and Money

9 Myths About Marriage and Money

Given that financial disagreements are the No. 1 predictor of divorce, it’s no wonder some people keep money conversations completely separate from their romantic relationships, trying to avoid the conflict altogether.
But it’s important to remember that “marriage…

How Tying the Knot Affects Your Student Loans

How Tying the Knot Affects Your Student Loans

If you’re thinking about getting married, but worried about the implications of bringing big student loan debt into a relationship, 2016 brings some good news.

Tying the knot won't disqualify you from enrolling in the government…