The phrase “the grass is greener where you water it” means that the more you work on your personal romantic relationships, the better they become. However, properly watering the grass requires significant time and investment in your relationship. … [Read more...] about The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It
Equality is an important factor in successful relationships, including financial equality. Decades ago, when our parents and grandparents got married, they likely merged finances together. While many couples still do that, many decide to keep their finances separate. If you keep them separate, you must figure out an equitable way to pay common expenses including utilities, … [Read more...] about How to Split Utility Bills with Your Spouse
Jesse frequently talked of buying a sports car, but his wife, Maran, didn’t agree with the decision. She felt their money would be better spent traveling together and making memories. Imagine her surprise one Saturday afternoon when Jesse came home driving a cherry red convertible. Maran was angry and then hurt. How could Jesse make such a large decision without her? In … [Read more...] about How Unilateral Decisions Affect Relationships
File this posting under "good to know if you want to improve your relationship". If you're looking for solid, easily actionable marital advice, consider signing up for the Gottman Marriage Minute. It's a great resource if you are discussing money or just want to improve how you relate to your partner. … [Read more...] about Check Out The Gottman Marriage Minute
Married people are richer. If you read much personal finance literature, you'll have learned this by now. While it's an interesting observation, what's more interesting is why this is. Speculation has involved a variety of topics: … [Read more...] about Why Does Marriage Build Wealth?
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
Embarking upon a new relationship is a wonderful time in life---emotions are running high and you have ton of optimism about the future you will build together. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize your love by discussing mundane things like who brings home the bacon. But when you are getting together issues related to money are inevitably going to come up. Whether you … [Read more...] about Getting Together, Getting Hitched, Prenups and More
There’s a point in the relationship of every committed couple where the financial question comes up — should we have a joint bank account? … [Read more...] about Should We Have a Joint Bank Account?
Let's face it, managing two incomes and two sets of expenses separately can be a headache. However, with Zeta's seamless interface, you can easily upload your account information and start managing your household's money and planning your financial goals right from your desktop or mobile phone. If you and your significant other are ready to manage your finances together, then … [Read more...] about Zeta App Review: An Easy Way to Manage Your Money Together
Most people would agree that divorces can be nasty experiences that leave both parties exhausted and spiteful. It doesn't have to be that way for everyone though. Amicable divorces are possible. They're not always easy, but they are possible. … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for an Amicable Divorce (Yes, It’s Possible)