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Cash & Coupling: 15 Tips For Throwing A Wedding On A Budget

When I planned my wedding for last summer in one of the most expensive cities in the world (New York City) during the worst economic climate since the Great Depression,…

Wendy Atterberry |

Dear Wendy: “My Ex-Fiancé Won’t Help Pay Off Our Engagement Debt”

Three years ago I was engaged, but after much reflection, realized I wasn’t ready for marriage and called off the wedding. My ex-fiance, though surprised and hurt, was nevertheless understanding…

Wendy Atterberry |

Cash & Coupling: When Your Financial Backgrounds Are Like Night And Day

It’s usually obvious what your partner got from his ‘rents: Mom’s baby blues and cooking talents, Dad’s oddly shaped feet and football fanaticism. What’s less obvious is how much those…

Colleen Meeks |

Cash & Coupling: Can (Or Should) You Date A Cheapskate?

As a little girl, I always imagined Prince Charming’s arrival would be exactly like the Disney movies. There would be ball gowns, chariots, attentive servants – our happy ever after…

Colleen Meeks |

Cash & Coupling: 7 Ways To Work Through Money-Focused Fights

He found the receipt for the Manolos you blew half a paycheck on, and the resulting confrontation wasn’t pretty. You called him a penny-pinching tightwad. He said you’re wasteful and…

Heather Teilhet |

Cash & Coupling: How To Create A Budget After “Two” Becomes “One”

Your honeymoon bags are unpacked and your tan is starting to fade. He’s getting used to picking up Tampax at the grocery store, and you’re getting used to picking up…

Heather Teilhet |

Cash & Coupling: 5 Money Questions You Need to Ask Your Honey

Are you and your love shopping for a puppy? Relocating to a new city, so you can finally be together? Apartment hunting for two? Expecting some permanent bling on your…

Heather Teilhet |

Cash & Coupling: How To Cover Your Ass-ets During A Breakup

You’ve discovered your union is more Ben and J. Lo than Ben and J-Gar. Some things just weren’t meant to be. Luckily for you, making a few dumb decisions on…

Heather Teilhet |

Cash & Coupling: Should We Open A Joint Checking Account?

When my husband asked me to marry him, I didn’t hesitate before saying yes. But when he first suggested that we open a joint checking account, I froze. I was…

Colleen Meeks |

Cash & Coupling: Honey, I’m Home — And I Lost My Job!

Your stud may be stunning, but there’s nothing pretty about being in a relationship with someone who’s been laid off. While your heart may break for Mr. Unemployed, his perpetual…

Colleen Meeks |

Cash & Coupling: Your Credit’s Good, Your Partner’s … Not So Much

Hopefully, you’re proud of your credit score and shred the five credit card offers you get every day, knowing that you worked hard to earn a rating as high as…

Colleen Meeks |

Poll: What’s Your Bill-Paying Policy?

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Chelsea Kaplan |

Cash & Coupling: I’m A Spender, He’s A Saver

My husband works in sales, and when he gets a commission check, I’m halfway to the mall before it even hits our account. But while my first response is to…

Colleen Meeks |

Cash & Coupling: Post-Tax Day Dates

Did tax day hit your wallet hard this year? Even if you’re dating on a budget, your social life need not become nonexistent. There are plenty of fun, creative and…

Elizabeth Valentine |

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 1: “The Numbers Talk”

Things have changed recently for Connie. She just moved in with her boyfriend and her last purchase was a Foosball table (he’s rubbing off on her already!). And although…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Cash & Coupling: How Not To Talk About Money With Your Honey

It seems that all anyone is talking about lately is the economy, so why is money still such a tough topic to discuss with your nearest and dearest? They say…

Judy McGuire |

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Spends Too Much Money On Me”

My boyfriend spends too much money on presents for me. If he were wealthy, I might be able to get over feeling guilty and just enjoy being spoiled, but he…

Wendy Atterberry |

Cash & Coupling: 12 Ways To Save Money Together

In light of our strained economy, how can you keep your love life intact and still scale back on spending? Whether playing the field or in a couple, there are…

Jessica Amason |

Cash & Coupling: Aww, My Tax-Filing’s All Grown Up!

There was a time in my life when I actually looked forward to tax season. Like most people, I had taxes withheld from each paycheck, so that when tax time…

Wendy Atterberry |