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3 Common Financial Problems for Couples

3 Common Financial Problems for Couples

When you consider combining your finances, it is important to make sure you are ready for the issues that can come with couple finance. There are a number of pitfalls that can trip up even the […]

3 Financial Implications for Stay at Home Parent

3 Financial Implications for Stay at Home Parent

Many people will tell you that being a parent is rewarding and interesting work. Indeed, many people insist that, even though having children is difficult, it also offers a great deal of fulfillment. However, it’s important […]

Handling the Emotions of Helping Your Parents

Handling the Emotions of Helping Your Parents

There’s a great Friends episode where Joey’s Dad is having an affair and his Mom knows about it. Joey gets really upset and thinks his Dad should end the affair and be reconciled to his wife. […]

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

We all hate the money talk. Whether you are working out the details of your financial lives before you commit, or whether you have been in a committed relationship for years, talking about money always seems […]

Tips for Lending Money to Family and Friends

Tips for Lending Money to Family and Friends

Mixing money and family typically is not an advisable financial move. All too often personal feelings get tangled up in a web of financial burdens and it can be a very unpleasant and potentially long-term bad […]

8 Ways to Lower Pet Care Costs

8 Ways to Lower Pet Care Costs

Having a pet can bring great joy, laughter and comfort to all around. Unfortunately, they can also mean additional, even unexpected, expenses in today’s already tough economy. According to the ASPCA, approximately 500,000 to 1,000,000 cats […]

Would You Put Off Marriage for Financial Reasons?

Would You Put Off Marriage for Financial Reasons?

One of the major life milestones that our society still encourages is marriage. The idea of marriage as a cornerstone of society is one that has been around for millennia. However, these days it seems as […]

Do You Hide Money from Your Spouse?

Do You Hide Money from Your Spouse?

One of the more interesting things I read recently on Forbes had to do with whether or not you should have a “secret” fund of money in case of divorce. The author, Jeff Landers, looked at […]

How to Lower College Costs and Avoid Student Loan Debt

How to Lower College Costs and Avoid Student Loan Debt

The increasing cost of college tuition has many wondering if it is really possible to pay for a degree without the help of student loans. With outstanding student loan debt now surpassing credit card debt in […]

Get the Most Out of Your Health Insurance Before the Year Ends

Open enrollment time is upon us and that means you are finding out that premiums, deductibles and co-pays are probably on the rise. In some cases, benefits are shrinking as well. Many new health insurance plans […]

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