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How to Save Money for a Divorce

How to Save Money for a Divorce

Don’t let money stop you from being happy and independent. These tips on how to save money for a divorce will help you create a financial plan, so you can start your life over. The best time to start saving money for a divorce was the day you got married; the second best time is […]

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The Best Way to Stop Fighting About Money

The Best Way to Stop Fighting About Money

In a book about the conversations you must have before getting married, I found the best way to stop money fights in a relationship. It’s brilliant, yet simple. In The Ten Conversations You Must Have Before You Get Married, Dr Guy Grenier asks, “Have you ever set up a joint account? Do you understand how […]

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How to Cope With a Salary Cut

Written by on June 18, 2013 in Money with 5 Comments
How to Cope With a Salary Cut

Salary cuts aren’t reserved for government officials who earn six figures; they happen to wee people like us! Here’s how we’re coping with our most recent salary cut. I say “most recent” salary cut because the first one was about three months ago. It was significant. We just got the second one a couple days […]

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When You Can’t Save Money – 5 Tips for Engaged Couples

Written by on July 5, 2012 in Engagements & Weddings, Financial Wealth, Money with 0 Comments

Having two incomes doesn’t mean you’ll save money, even if you live together! These tips for engaged couples who can’t save money are inspired by a question from a reader. “My fiancé and I dated long distance for 3 years before getting engaged 4 months ago. I moved to his state and we decided that […]

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How to Be Happy Without Your Husband’s Money or Love

Written by on March 28, 2012 in Financial Debt, Money & Finances, Separation & Divorce with 0 Comments

How do you live without your husband? By believing you CAN be happy without him – his money, love, financial support, frustrating habits, and self-destructive behaviors. Happiness exists apart from your husband – though it doesn’t feel like it right now. “I’ve been married to same man for 30 years, and he has manipulated and […]

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Should You Lend Money to Your Boyfriend?

Written by on October 14, 2011 in Dating, Financial Debt, Money Problems with 5 Comments
Should You Lend Money to Your Boyfriend?

Here are five things to think about when your boyfriend asks to borrow money, and you aren’t sure if you should lend it to him. These tips are inspired by a reader, who says: “My 65 year old boyfriend is preparing to retire. Part of his preparation will be filing for bankruptcy and walking away […]

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How to Get Your Money Back After Loaning to People You Trust

How to Get Your Money Back After Loaning to People You Trust

How easy it is to get your money back from people you thought you trusted depends on the conditions of the loan and if you wrote down the particulars of the loan (which most people don’t seem to do!). These tips apply to money lenders who put their agreement in writing, as well as those […]

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How to Deal With Debt After Divorce

Written by on September 19, 2011 in Breaking Up, Financial Debt, Money, Separation & Divorce with 1 Comment
How to Deal With Debt After Divorce

If you’re getting divorced, you need to know how to deal with financial debt, keep your assets, and start rebuilding for retirement. These tips for protecting your money are for divorcing couples who want to equitably split assets and liabilities — and focus on the future. First, check out Robin Williams’ quotation about divorce: ”Ah, yes, […]

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Can You Support Yourself? 5 Signs of Financial Independence

Written by on September 12, 2011 in Financial Debt, Financial Wealth, Money Personalities with 0 Comments
Can You Support Yourself? 5 Signs of Financial Independence

Married or single, earning $100 or $15 an hour – every woman needs to know how to support herself financially. These signs of financial independence for women will help you figure out if you need to take control of your money. “Women need to develop a healthy, honest relationship with our money,” says financial guru […]

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How to Get Money to Leave Your Husband

How to Get Money to Leave Your Husband

Do you feel trapped in your marriage because you have no money to support yourself? Here’s how to get money to leave your husband, inspired by a comment from a reader who feels trapped in her marriage. “I had two kids was pregnant with my third [while he was sleeping around],” says C. on Should I Leave […]

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