Single women spend their money on practical items, not Manolos and couture, a la Sex And The City.
Single women, rejoice: The New York Times has confirmed that you aren't actually like Carrie Bradshaw. While pop culture's single women have a reputation bankrupting themselves on shopping sprees, the typical single woman actually spends her money on practical ventures like housing and transportation. In fact, single women spend less than 5 percent of their income on clothing, haircuts, manicures, and the like.
Buying a gift? No other gift comes with more potential to be misunderstood than jewelry.
Buying a gift? No other gift comes with more potential to be misunderstood than jewelry. Chosen carefully and given properly, jewelry can up your game in a relationship. But buy the bling blindly, and it’s game over. With Valentine’s Day approaching, here are some jewelry buying tips for guys and girls to help insure a positive gift giving experience.
You'll never forget Prince William & Kate Middleton's big day with these royal wedding souvenirs.
In November 2010, an industry was born. Upon hearing of Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement, scores of retailers scrambled to produce royal wedding memorabilia items that will inevitably sell for thousands of dollars on eBay one day. Here's our roundup of the most sentimental, strange and comically inappropriate commemorative items up for sale right now.
My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts – fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter how useful it is). Once I got a fishing pole. He’s tried to buy jewelry, but I never like it.
Why a recession may benefit your love life and why your shoe shopping habit could hurt it.
Research is increasingly confirming that having lots of money doesn't necessarily make couples any happier. In fact, all those lotto horror stories could actually teach us something (other than that winninglottery numbers are actually a curse, thanks Lost): When it comes to our relationships, money doesn't buy happiness, but it can tear us apart.Yes, as the saying goes, "Mo money, Mo problems." So what's this have to do with your fetish for fancy footwear or penchant for designer handbags? After all, we get that a five million dollar jackpot is a little different than a few pricey additions to your closet.
Staying home this Thanksgiving? How to do a holiday just the two of you.
But what if, by some wayward circumstance, you and your significant other find yourselves just a lonely duo this holiday season? Here are three simple and fun ways to still partake in thespirit of Turkey Day.
Fine, the market is turning around, if you choose to believe Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. I don't always take the word of a college dropouts or 80-year old Nebraskans, but I'll make an exception for these two with the caveat that the "economy" generally lags the stock market by 18 months or so. How does that help an unemployment rate* in the mid 9% range? Does it make it easier to make ends for you and me? Does it make relationships easier? No but it does make us get creative. This time around, consider window-shopping.
Men just aren't into shopping, flowers or the telephone.
Stop me if you've heard this one, men seem to be from one planet while women are from another planet altogether. While making sweeping gender generalizations borders on insulting (on the other side, I mean), there are some Martian tendencies on our part and Venusian on y'all's part (aw, crap, now I've done it). And those three things are shopping, flowers and talking on the phone.