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Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 7: “Hidden Purchases”


In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Connie confesses she’s been keeping her purchases in the closet and under the bed — anywhere her live-in boyfriend won’t find them. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor says it’s OK to have fun with the money you’ve earned, but when spending gets out of control it affects you and your partner. Show you’re responsible by setting up an account specifically for “Want” purchases. [Therapy For Your Pocketbook] Keep reading »

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 6: “Puddles Isn’t A Dependent”


In the latest episode of Therapy For Your Pocketbook, Susie worries about who will take care of her parents — and pup — if something happens to her. Finance expert Manisha Thakor says buying life insurance in your 20s is a common mistake. The purpose of life insurance is not to take care of your parents, but your dependents. If you don’t have dependents, skip it. [Therapy For Your Pocketbook]

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Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 5: “Cold Denial”


Diane, a recent divorcee denies having a cold and the need to be on her ex’s health insurance. It’s not like she’s going to get salmonella poisoning or get hit by a bus, right? Finance Expert Manisha Thakor says wrong — one visit to the hospital can prove catastrophic consequences to your finances. [Therapy For Your Pocketbook]

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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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Quiz: What’s Your Money Moniker?

You find a $100 in your pocket (OK, unlikely, but work with us here), so what do you do? Stock up on Havaianas for the summer or deposit it immediately? Maybe you take your man to a nice dinner or you pay off some credit card debt (like chipping an ice cube off an iceberg). To find out what your money-making persona is, take our personality quiz after the jump and share with your friends. Then check out our Money 101, Cash & Coupling, and My Two Cents columns to learn money tips, share your wisdom and fill your piggybank. I took the quiz and I’m “Greta Grownup” — wow, Mom will be so proud!

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Therapy For Your Pocketbook: Meet Connie, Susie, Diane & Manisha!



Personal Finance Expert Manisha Thakor (author of Get Financially Naked) is The Frisky’s money expert, whose awesome advice has appeared in our Money 101 and Cash & Coupling columns. Now we’ve got her doling out some hardcore fiscal therapy in our new video series, “Therapy For Your Pocketbook.” Watch as Manisha sits economically challenged women down on her Freudian chaise lounge (“Cash Couch”), listens to their money woes, and then gives them fast, sound financial advice. First, she talks with Connie, who just moved in with her boyfriend and is concerned his spending style conflicts with her own; then, she advises Susie, who’s single and bringing home the bacon — but then frying it up (via expensive shopping trips!) before her paycheck even clears; finally, Manisha chats with Diane, a new divorcee who needs help adjusting to life with a single income. Will any of Manisha’s advice ring true for you? Find out! [Therapy For Your Pocketbook]

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