"Mom, can I have $20 bucks to go to the movies and get some snacks?” Kids are notorious moochers. Why work hard and learn to budget when some kids just ask their parents for money? As a grown-up DINK, you probably thought the days of borrowing money were behind you. After all, you’re self-sufficient now, and you don’t have kids to ask you for money repeatedly. However, some … [Read more...] about How to Deal with a Spouse Who Keeps Borrowing Money
Narcissism is quite common in our culture. In fact, The Cleveland Clinic reports that “experts estimate that up to 5% of people have NPD [Narcissistic Personality Disorder].” When you consider the United States’ population of approximately 330 million, five percent would be 16,500,000! Not surprisingly, there are many famous people who are narcissists: Kanye West, Kim … [Read more...] about How Narcissism Affects a Couple’s Finances
The Beatles sang, “All you need is love,” but when it comes to a successful marriage, you need much more than that. Finding a spouse who matches your lifestyle and beliefs is important, especially when it comes to money management. Money issues are often a significant factor in divorce, so to keep your marriage intact, learning skills to prevent arguing with your spouse about … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Arguing with Your Spouse about Money
Abuse comes in many forms. While most people think of physical or emotional abuse, there is often a more subtle form of abuse that happens first—financial abuse. Financial abuse can happen in a marriage or a dating relationship, and it’s often the precursor to other forms of abuse. For that reason, learning the red flags of spousal financial abuse is essential. Knowing what … [Read more...] about What Are the Red Flags of Spousal Financial Abuse?
Editors note: In light of the protesting today at the US capitol building - this article is being republished. Unless you've been away from the internet in the arctic, you're probably aware of recent events following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The country has been gripped by the largest wave of civil disorder since 1968. The costs of riots are substantial. … [Read more...] about The Costs of Riots
Many couples have joint bank accounts throughout their marriage. This often happens either because they pool all of their money together or because they keep separate accounts but have a joint one to pay household bills. Another reason why spouses share an account is because one person is the budgeter in the family and needs access to the other's money. For millions of … [Read more...] about What Happens If Your Spouse Depletes Your Joint Account Before Separation?
According to this study by Ramsey Solutions, money is the #1 reason why couples break up. The results of the study show that a lack of communication around money is the actual issue. That said, when was the last time you and your significant other had a money talk? The goal of this article is to help ease into money talks and create guidelines for smooth communication. … [Read more...] about Spender vs. Saver Relationship: How to Make It Last
If you're married or in a committed relationship, one thing you'll learn is that fights about money aren't really about the money. Instead, they're often about underlying values like safety, security, freedom, etc. So, if you're fighting with your partner about money, here is a resource I wanted to share with with you. Its good for folks who are struggling to integrate their … [Read more...] about Gottman, Marriage, Meaning and Money
The U.S. is in the midst of a vaccine debate. With anti-vaxxers convinced that the lifesaving inoculations could create more illnesses and more problems, fewer people are getting their routine shots. While this can present legal issues in terms of human rights infringement (i.e., can the government force you to vaccinate if you don't want to be vaccinated?), it can also easily … [Read more...] about Know Your Rights: FAQ About Infectious Disease And The Workplace
Lori Loughlin is best known for her role as Aunt Becky on Full House and her various roles in Hallmark movies. She is certainly more famous than a micro-influencer who has between 1,000 and 10,000 followers -- which is why fans were shocked to find her in the middle of a very serious lawsuit. Loughlin has allegedly used bribes to get her daughters into college. … [Read more...] about Lori Loughlin Facing Felony Charges in College Admissions Scam