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Newlywed Finances: When 2 Becomes 1
Wed, 02/13/13 | 8 Comments
Newlywed Finances: When 2 Becomes 1

Fresh off a somewhat heated discussion around keeping finances separate or combining in marriage, I realized we didn’t even get to the fun stuff: the cost benefits of becoming a newlywed.
You could really swap in …

Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?
Wed, 01/30/13 | 27 Comments
Money and Marriage: Should you Separate or Combine Finances?

Whenever marriage or a similar significant-other long-term partnership is formed, the question of combining finances (and to what extent) is bound to arise.
And, oh what an interesting (and challenging) conversation it is.
If you’re having trouble …

5 Life Takeaways from the Great Recession (to Prepare you for the Next One)
Wed, 12/5/12 | 9 Comments
5 Life Takeaways from the Great Recession (to Prepare you for the Next One)

The Great Recession meant a lot of things to a lot of people.
For many, unfortunately, it meant some combination of job loss, extensive periods of unemployment, home foreclosure, economic hardship, a huge portfolio hit, and …

5 Conversation Starters for a Financially Irresponsible Significant Other
Wed, 08/15/12 | 6 Comments
5 Conversation Starters for a Financially Irresponsible Significant Other

I am thoroughly convinced that financial compatibility is one of the biggest determining factors of relationship success.
After all, it all starts right from the beginning with the debatable “who should pay for the first date?” …

Lifestyle Inflation, Justified.
Wed, 08/1/12 | 11 Comments
Lifestyle Inflation, Justified.

“As long as I’m going to college, I might as well get a top notch degree. It may be pricey, but school is good debt. Besides, dad will help out, right?”
“Now that I have tens …

Income & Happiness Studies: How much is Enough?
Wed, 05/2/12 | 13 Comments
Income & Happiness Studies: How much is Enough?

Can money buy happiness?
Yeah, probably, to an extent. Or it can at least remove some unhappiness. We can all agree on that, right?
Better question: “at what $ amount can money no longer buy happiness?”
There’s been …


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