Two can live more cheaply than one. It's true. And never is this fact more evident than when you go from being a member of a couple to being on your own. Solely responsible for putting a roof over your head, gas in the car, and food on the table-all while trying to save for your future. If you're marriage status has recently went from Mrs. to Ms., you will likely need to make some major changes when it comes to finances. Here are a few tips to get you on the right track and prevent you from drowning in debt. 1. Look after number one. That's you!
FINANCES AND RELATIONSHIPS
Those potentially fight-provoking feelings that arise from making more money than your man have become increasingly common in the years since (especially now that women are the primary or sole source of income for more than 40 percent of U.S. households). But they’re no less complicated.
Stumped on what to get your boyfriend for Christmas? Check out these money-saving tips to learn how to get the best gifts on a budget. Now that'll make you merry!
This week for "What Women Really Think …", we asked ladies how they felt about men and money. Is it a turn off if a guy can't manage his money? Are we likely to judge men on how and what they spend their money on? Do we really all want to marry millionaires? Can money buy love after all? Oh, how the ladies had some serious input on this subject.
Financial stress is an insidious beast and, if left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on every aspect of your life. It can do damage to your health and tear apart your family. Yes, a money problem can snowball into a myriad of other troubles if you fail to cope with it effectively. Don't let your financial woes change who you are and don't let them infect the rest of your personal life. Instead, take positive steps to manage these stressors and keep your world intact. Here's how.
The emotions involved in a divorce can cause you to make rash money decisions to avoid difficult feelings. Divorce coach Stuart Fensterheim goes over the reasons hiring your own divorce attorney and taking your time will result in the best financial future for you.
Discussing finances with your partner for the first time may seem daunting, but it's necessary for longterm love. This relationship expert explains how couples' bonds can be made stronger through talking about your saving and spending styles, financial pasts and future goals.
This financial coach and marriage educator talks about why men need to man up and be honest with their wives when it comes to finances. You'll be surprised to learn just how beneficial this can be to your relationship.
Discussing financial matters with your partner ensures security, happiness, and success down the line as a couple and potential parents. This relationship coach explains why you shouldn't avoid the subject.
The Money Couple and Dating coach Scott and Bethany Palmer give you the three money signs your partner may not be truly interested in a relationship with you.
If you don't discuss money before you marry, you may find yourself needing a marriage therapist to help resolve your inevitable issues. Save your time and talk to your partner today.
I am in LOVE!!! I have found the perfect soul mate! Could you ever imagine that these two statements could cause you chronic pain the rest of your life? How could that be? Could a chronic headache be attached to a soul mate? Could chronic low back pain be blamed on the love of your life?
A recent article in HNGN reports that financial arguments in the early stages are so intense that they can lead to divorce. It did not matter the level of the couple’s finances; the verbal blows can be so deep and hurtful that recovery can sometimes be too difficult. How can a couple set a positive precedent financially, not only meeting the everyday needs that arise, but also mutually reach long term goals?
No relationship has every collapsed over money. I can already see the feathers starting to ruffle. Contenders, step on up! Anyone who believes they can prove money is the number one cause of divorce, come journey to discover: it’s simply not the truth. Finances have never destroyed a relationship. Without exception there is always a deeper issue.