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Those shoes look pretty. They sparkle on your feet until your credit card bill arrives.
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Not Saving Money? How It's Hurting Your Relationship

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?

The Threesome: You, Your Partner & Money
Learn to recognize money messages, process your own money signals and communicate!
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You, Your Relationship & Your Debt: The Worst Threesome Ever

Did you know you're having a threesome? Whether you're married, living together or building a committed relationship, money will always be the uninvited third. It's time to learn to recognize money messages, process your own money signals and communicate! Start now.

Marriage Therapist: Financial Dramas That Lead To Divorce
This little guy doesn't want to be the cause of your breakup! Photo: bradipo, Flickr
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Does Financial Drama Lead To Divorce?

Here's some marriage therapist and relationship expert advice on an issue we all struggle with: financial drama. Could poor communication about your money problems cause a divorce? Read on to find out.

Six Ways to Save Money While Dating
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Six Ways to Save Money While Dating

When two people start dating, it's common practice for one person to pay for the date. Traditionally, it has been the man who pays but modern times now sees a trend of women paying for dates or helping to offset the cost of a night out on the town.   Because of financial times, sometimes dating can become more of a burden than a blessing. Paying for dinner, drinks and a movie can cost upwards of $100 or more. If you are going out every weekend, your budget has now increased by almost $500 for the month.

Break The Connection Before You Break Your Wallet
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Break The Connection Before You Break Your Wallet

As mentioned in a previous article, the duration of separation is lengthy, averaging over three years. In working with our clients, we’ve found that that the major reason for the man to delay filing for divorce is fear of loss; the emotional connection with your spouse, not seeing your kids every day, and a big decrease in your finances.

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Is it any of your partner's business that you bought those overpriced shoes on payday?
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Survey Says Women Tend To Hide Spending Habits From Men

With more and more couples choosing cohabitation over marriage each year, the idea of couples sharing money matters is no longer reserved just for married folks. But what exactly are they sharing? The bills, for sure, because they have to — but what about the other things they spend their money on?

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Divorced people cite bad communication as their number-one regret about past marriages.
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5 Biggest Regrets Divorced People Have About Their Marriages

Dr. Terri Orbuch, a psychologist and professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, followed 373 couples during their first year of marriage, 46 percent of whom later got divorced. As reported in "The Wall Street Journal," she found that most divorced people shared the same five regrets about their marriages.

Should I Confess My Financial Infidelity To My Spouse? [EXPERT]
The truth will set you free!
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Should I Confess My Financial Infidelity To My Spouse?

Many people ask, "should I tell my spouse about my past financial infidelity?" My answer is to get it off your chest, feel free of the past and then move on.Nearly every relationship harbors some level of Financial Infidelity. It doesn't matter what money personality is. It might be as minor as not telling your partner what you really spent on her birthday gift or as major as keeping a secret bank account to pay for your gambling addiction. (Find out where you stand with the Financial Relationship Index) Either way, the path to a healthy money relationship will never be smooth unless you are honest about your behavior and committed to changing your ways.

How's It Going To Be You Can't Have It Both Ways
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How's It Going To Be You Can't Have It Both Ways

In the age where women are just as powerful as men where do we draw the line of men using women and women using men? Is it still taboo to say that if a man is living off of a woman than he is less of a man? Or are we past that stage because of the current generation? The current generation has shown that women can be just as successful or even more so than a man. Since that's the case do we throw out our previous beliefs that our parents and grandparents has instilled in us?

Why Women Lose Money Power & How To Get It Back
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Why Women Lose Money Power & How To Get It Back

Women want to feel empowered with money, but it may not be a concern for them until they are facing a breakup or divorce. The best way for women to recover from a breakup, is to get comfortable and powerful with money fast. Women Who Attract (or have left!) Mr. Wrong, need different money advice and education than women who don't have, or have never had, man or money drama, and they need a different kind of information than men.