One of the many services I offer to my clients is a monthly conference call. During one of these recent calls, we discussed money and dating, but more specifically, how income levels affect dating practices.
Money really helps determine what you can do on a date. Someone with a solid income will probably be more willing and able to spend a greater amount of money than someone who is trying to get on solid financial footing. 5 Signs You Are A Dating Snob
Knowing the warning signs of financial infidelity can help end this strain to your relationship.
Every relationship has some amount of financial infidelity. It might be as minor as not telling your spouse what you really spent on her birthday gift, or as major as keeping a secret bank account or credit card. The bottom line: no matter how big or how small the financial infidelity is, it is a relationship killer.
Do women have to "dumb it down" in order to get a man?
I have been dating for a while now and it seems it was a lot easier to date when I was in college and in high school. And I am wondering if it is because I am at a place in my life where I am successful, happy, and do not need anything from anyone? A lot of my friends are in the same spot. We are flourishing in our careers and financially content for our age anyways and have everything we want except for a partner.
What are the things you argue about? Where are the disagreements? The small resentments?
Do you argue over money? Will Money Ruin Your Relationship? [EXPERT] Are you fighting over sex? Do you have different ideas about how much time you should spend together and apart? Do you squabble over extended family and friends? Is one of you daring and reckless, while the other wants to play things safe? Does one of you want to be right all the time? Does one of you want to always be in control? Do you disagree about the fun activities in your life?
A new client I’m working with confided she downplayed a recent bonus at work from her unemployed husband, fearing it would make him feel inadequate. I’ll be expanding on women as the main breadwinners in an upcoming article. In the meantime, it did get me thinking about how women relate to money and men.
Do your finances cause tension in your relationship?
Perhaps your current relationship is feeling the impact of this connection now. How would you rate your relationship on a 1-10 love and money scale, where one is how loving and passionate your connection is and ten is the degree to which you have mastered your money concerns?
BYU study shows that materialistic couples are less happy.
New research confirms The Beatles’ lyrical hypothesis and finds that there are indeed some things that money just can’t buy. Heading up the list? A happy and stable marriage.
“Couples where both spouses are materialistic were worse off on nearly every measure we looked at,” said Jason Carroll, a Brigham Young University professor of family life and lead author of the study. “There is a pervasive pattern in the data of eroding communication, poor conflict resolution and low responsiveness to each other.”
Remember to enjoy the holidays rather than worry about your financial woes.
If you're like the vast majority of families, your finances have gone through the ringer this year. Maybe you've changed jobs, or are still looking for one. Maybe you've lost your retirement funds and are trying to figure out how you'll make it through the next year.
This New Year’s, resolve to get your credit score back on track together.
Money affects just about every decision you make together. Your credit score is an important part of your financial picture and having a bad one can cause a lot of tension in your Money Relationship. This New Year’s, resolve to get your credit score back on track together.
Use the acronym, FAIR, the next time money tension threatens your relationship.
Money touches each and every aspect of our relationship: where we live, where we eat, where our kids go to school. Money discussions can easily turn into "money fights." If we are going to argue about money, we better learn how to fight fair. Remember, you love each other, you don’t want to hurt one another. Use the acronym F.A.I.R., the next time money tension threatens your happy relationship.
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