Shelley was putting away her husband's laundry when she discovered a stash of bills for a credit card she didn't recognize. It's a story that plays out over and over with couples we talk to. Everything seems to be fine and then Bam! One of them discovers the other has been keeping money secrets.
MONEY AND LOVE
I haven’t picked up a fashion magazine in years (I know, weird, huh?) and the other day I was at the airport and was looking for some light n’ frothy reading, and a fashion magazine packed with airbrushed and spray-tanned celebrities wearing $1,000 shoes and $25,000 dresses seemed to fit the bill.
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.
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?
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.
Searching for the perfect gift for your man, but on a tight budget? No worries – here at How to Get the Man of Your Dreams.com, we surveyed our team of Relationship Coaches, who are all male, for gifts they’d love to receive - that cost little to no money. With a little creativity and effort, you can create a lasting impression on the man of your dreams.
Maybe it's because I'm a woman, but when I was recently faced with economic hardship (being a recent college graduate with no job), the last thing I could think about was knocking boots.
When you picture Bravo's "Real" Housewives, you likely think of expensive clothes, lavish and over-the-top parties, and a seemingly endless supply of financial backing from their hard-working husbands. But you also picture drama: Not just conflicts between the ladies, but marital issues as well.
You can find pot, condoms, and topless women at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York's Zuccotti Park. In an article yesterday, the New York Post painted a picture of debauchery among the protests, filled with homeless looking for free food and young people getting down in sleeping bags.
Would you ever go out with someone who was against Occupy Wall Street? Lola: Not everyone here is taking themselves so seriously. Holly: If a guy didn't at least find this interesting, he's probably too stiff and I wouldn't want to date him anyway.
Angelina Jolie, Kyra Sedgwick and Katy Perry—who would have thought this trio would have anything in common besides fame, great hair and killer bods? Oh wait, they're all in possession of terrifically loaded bank accounts. Yahoo! Shine takes a look at some famous females who earn more than their partners.
If the Spanish Duchess of Alba teaches us anything, it's that you can find love at any age. At 85, the twice-married—let's take a deep breath!—Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva will give away her millions to marry Alfonso Diez, a civil servant 24 years her junior. She's giving the fortune to her children simply to prove to them that the love is genuine and Diez is no gold digger.
If you’re like most singles today, the three little words you long to hear are NOT “Pre-Nuptial Agreement”. Yet, we’re finding, even with women taking charge of their careers, finances, and lives, more and more couples are faced with the courageous conversation that needs to take place - and it’s not easy.
Ladies, Cosmo did a poll and it appears that 57% of us ladies think it's okay for us to reach into our wallets on the first date? Crazy! Sorry, I think a 57% of us need to allow a man to court us. With recession and pedicures only lasting 2 weeks it's nice to be treated right? I'm an independent woman and I pay all my bills and everything I want I buy myself but I still don't move a finger when the tab hits the table on the first date. I appreciate when a man courts me and shows me a good time at his expense. If I wanted to go dutch I would hang out with the chicas. On a date? This b---- is getting a free meal and drinks. What do you ladies think?
Paul and Judith have been together for 17 years. They live together, renovated a house together, and share a home workspace. But they are not married. "Neither of us has ever been married, and we don't intend to marry each other. There are no practical reasons to do so—no kids (unless you count our elderly diabetic cat, Julius), no employer-paid health insurance—and several tax-related reasons not to." Nonetheless, they face the same financial strains and decisions that a married couple comes up against. This is the story of how an unconventional couple manages their finances, and why they've chosen this path.