Unsuccessful at keeping your resolutions with each new year? Develop self-love with these expert techniques.
Spending money is fun, but can sometimes be too much fun. What happens when spending starts interfering with your personal relationships? Be aware of these different personality types bound around spending too much dough.
Are you a have or have-not? Overcome money madness by transforming negative beliefs and behaviors.
Planning on venturing out with your partner on Black Friday to make a dent in your holiday shopping? Congratulations: you're braver than me. Shopping with your significant other can be a difficult task even in the best of times; holiday shopping under pressure — with frantic shoppers shoving you aside to nab the last $2 countertop appliance — can be a recipe for a relationship disaster. Have you seen Walmart at midnight on Black Friday? It's enough to drive even the most loving, centered couple to the brink of bitter, nasty bickering.
Unfortunately, the cost of a classy outing can often be just that: costly. But this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. "Class" is just another way of exhibiting refinement and being in-step with the times—these concepts don’t need to be tied to a plump price tag.
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?
Relax—if you and your man have different ideas about what to do with your hard-earned cash (i.e. you like to save, he likes to spend), you can still have a healthy, romantic relationship, according to a new study from Chemistry.com that focused on love and money.
The National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend record-breaking amounts on Valentine's Day this year—how much exactly, you ask?
These days, I don't feel guilty when I spend money on myself because I know I had his back when he was starting a new career, and I know he has mine. I also know that money has nothing to do with how much we love each other. It's just paper. Sometimes one will make more than the other, sometimes one will spend more than the other. In the end, it has a way of balancing itself out.
We know the importance of discussing sex before we hop into bed. But money? Oh, no. talking about money with a potential life partner can feel much more embarrassing—and threatening—than a rundown of our sexual history.
If you feel like you're dating your financial opposite, you're probably right. It turns out we gravitate towards romantic partners with conflicting money attitudes to help balance our own tendencies.
Poll: In A Marriage, Whose Money Is It Anyway?: Yup! We share it all! No. We each contribute to common monthly expenses; the rest stays our own. We split everything right down the middle.
Poll: Are Your Spending Styles In Sync?: We are totally in sync. We've worked out a financial plan and we stick to it. We both spend what we want. Not really an issue as long as we each don’t go overboard. One of us is spender, the other is a saver. I'm not saying who is who! Money is an issue for us, and I think it's hiding deeper problems.
A study regarding spending habits and partners, shows that men who spend more money generally have more sex partners. Women who spend more recklessly, do not necessarily, have more sexual partners. This probably knocks out any question of who pays for the first date. Donald Trump suggests that ambition and libido are inexorably intertwined. This has probably only been going on for a few millennia but researcher Daniel Kruger thinks it could be to blame for our current financial dire straits.
A Minneapolis couple are planning on getting married. Before they do, they have to settle a few financial differences. It turns out that he makes a lot of money, but spends even more. And she makes a good salary but squirrels it all away. How is this couple going to make it last? Find out.