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Girl Talk: My Husband And I Have Separate Bank Accounts

Cash & Coupling
Advice for when your S.O. takes a paycut. Read More »
Female Breadwinners
Amelia would be happy to bring home the bacon. Read More »
Privilege Of Marriage
Andrea Grimes knows she is privileged to be able to marry. Read More »

My husband is my best friend in the world. I’m sure I’ve caused several cavities just by saying so, and can hear a few of you making gagging noises through my computer screen right now. But hey, it’s true. He’s amazing and he understands me better than anyone. He’s the only person who doesn’t annoy the crap outta me after long periods of time, and he laughs at all of my jokes. He’s also totally hot and you should all be extremely jealous.

That said, I have absolutely no desire to share my spending habits with him.  Keep reading »

20 Things Couples Should Do Before They Get Married

In the last two weeks, we’ve discussed 20 things couples should do before they move in together as well as 20 things they should do after they move in together. So, it seemed appropriate to discuss the next step for a lot of those couples: marriage. Specifically, what couples should do before they get married, which shouldn’t be confused with what every woman should do before she gets married. After the jump, 20 things you and your significant other should do together before getting hitched. Keep reading »

Poll: Have You Ever Snooped Through Your Significant Other’s Finances?

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Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s A Freeloader”

My boyfriend and I are both 25 and have been together for three years. The problem is that my boyfriend stays the night at my apartment seven nights a week even though we don’t technically live together. Currently, he “lives” with his mom, which means he basically just goes to her place in the morning to shower and get dressed after spending the night at my place. He said he wants to eventually move in with me and get married but he feels like he needs to live on his own and “have his own physical space” before he moves in with me. Don’t you think if he really wanted to move out on his own he would’ve at some point? And surprisingly, he said if he did get his own place, he’d still want to spend every night with me! He said spending nights apart would feel like a step back in our relationship and he doesn’t want that. I am stumped as to his rationale behind all this. How do I deal with this situation or convince him that he doesn’t need his own physical space to feel like a man? (Also FYI: I’d rather be engaged first before moving in together, and he knows this, but given these circumstances it’s like we’re already living together, and he’s just not paying rent.) — Free Rent

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Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 4: “He’s Really Sensitive”


Connie just moved in with her boyfriend and although he’s really nice and makes great lasagna, there’s something she’s never asked him — his number. Could his credit mess up their financial future? Finance Expert Manisha Thakor encourages her to do the “partner exchange,” even though he’s really sensitive and cried during “Wall-E.” [Therapy For Your Pocketbook]

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Cash & Coupling: Guys Are Intimidated By The Fact That I Do Their Taxes

Men are insecure when it comes to a woman running their finances. Trust me — I know. As a tax accountant, I have seen more grown men cry over their tax situations than at a funeral home. Perhaps it’s that they don’t take care throughout the year to monitor their tax situations. Then again, maybe it’s that they don’t like the idea of a woman having better financial ideology than they do. Although there are likely many reasons why men are intimidated, I have some theories of my own.
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