It is often said that "some moments in life are priceless"--graduating from college, getting married, and having a baby are treasured moments that money just can't buy. Horse pucky. Your education came with a hefty price tag. That wedding cost tens of thousands of hard-earned bucks. And your bundle of joy will run you approximately $242,000 over the next eighteen years. Yes, everything has a price.
It isn't easy being female. Women suffer from higher rates of depression, osteoporosis, auto-immune disease, and chronic pain conditions. They are more likely to experience a stroke or die from heart disease. And their pesky reproductive systems are fraught with problems. And, yet, nearly 1 out of every 5 American women does not have health insurance. If you are one of these uninsured females or if you are unhappy with your current coverage, here are a few facts that you need to know. What types of health insurance plans are available?
None of us had any idea that our dollars correlate to our orgasms. That is, until a recent survey by Money magazine came out — over 1,000 married adults were polled. Check out how money affects your sex life.
The key to financial success is simple: Buy less and save more. Yet this easy-to-comprehend adage is extremely difficult to follow. Case in point: According to a recent survey from America Saves (a campaign managed by the Consumer Federation of America), 63 percent of people are making only fair or no progress saving money. And the Credit Union National Association found that almost half of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. So what's stopping us from stocking up?
We are narrowing the "money" drama down for you today. Which stars have been having financial problems since the show ended? Which real housewife is now bankrupt? What are these housewives up to now that they are poor?
The most valuable thing in a long-term stable relationship is having a partnership, and most new couples don’t realize that money is a major factor in marital happiness. Money is one of the biggest generators of problems, arguments, and resentment in long-term relationships. Couples argue about spending, saving budgeting, and disparity in earnings. When couples have difficulty with money, it can lead to financial infidelity: out-of-control spending, lying and hiding finances; which can destroy the relationship.
Should the guy always pay? Does it depend on the type of date? Is going dutch a dealbreaker? There's what the ladies had to say about splitting the bill with their date.
What would you do if you found out that your Mr. Right was actually a lying cheat--presenting you with a collection of carefully concocted fibs and Oscar award-winning performances? Would you forgive him? What if his infidelity was not with another woman, but, instead, he was being dishonest about money?
We were all blown away by Tiffany Zezula's post on cutting her grocery bill in half. As parents working to feed our families, we know all too well how those grocery bills add up. So when she shared couponing strategies that actually had her walking out of the store with more money than when she entered, well, our jaws dropped.
When we got married, neither of us had much money. Shortly after the wedding, we moved to a major city and pooled our finances into a joint checking account. My husband was new to this country (from France) and didn't have a bank account yet, so we just opened it together. I thought it would be the easiest thing to do. I was wrong.
The issue of who pays for what on a date has become a little thorny. An increasingly egalitarian society might suggest that both parties are equally responsible for the cost. Individuals might feel otherwise — especially during the initial stages of a relationship. So how should daters play it?
Now that the honeymoon phase is over, couples who were once in love are calling it quits. Can the spike in the divorce rate actually have positive effects? According to statistics, it just might.
Divorce is tough--especially when you have children. As a parent, you not only have to cope with your own emotional turmoil, but you also have to ensure that your kids aren't caught in the crossfire. Dividing assets, working out custody arrangements, and trying to remain amicable throughout the whole ordeal is draining. It is important, however, that you don't let the chaos around you distract you from achieving a very significant goal--ensuring that you and your children will be able to survive financially.
Two little lines on a pregnancy test can change your whole perspective on life, triggering a mix of excitement and anxiety as it forces you to rethink your priorities and goals for the future. Welcoming a new baby not only has emotional implications, but also financial ones.
As someone who earns more than her husband and has done extensive research and interviews over the last 18 months for my upcoming book When She Makes More, I can confidently say that making more than your beloved — while, most certainly, layered with complexities — can be a winning formula for coupledom.
As we usher in a new year, many people will resolve to get fit or lose those last 15 pounds. Taking better care of your body is certainly a commendable new year's resolution, but let's not overlook our finances in the process. With that in mind, here's a look at five ways to get your finances in shape and your money in order for 2014 and beyond.