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Join us for a #NewlywedFinances Twitter chat!

by Jessica Jones April 16, 2015

Calling all newlyweds! Recently (or about to) walk down the aisle? Dread having the money talk with your spouse and could use some tips on how to have the money talk? Join us as we discuss newlywed finances with expert (and newlywed) Ashley Feinstein at our #NewlywedMoney chat on April 23 at 8:30 pm ET. Ashley Feinstein founded Knowing Your Worth where she works […]

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7 “Must-Do” Money Steps for Newlyweds

by Mary Beth Storjohann April 2, 2015

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It’s official! You’ve planned, prepped, walked down the aisle and now you’re officially newlyweds! You’re ready to begin this new chapter of life together and now after all the excitement of the big day wears off, you’ve got a few big issues to deal with – your finances included! Where to begin? Here are 7 […]

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How to Avoid Financial Infidelity

by Meredith Lepore February 20, 2015

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In the past, it used to be a given that newlyweds would unconditionally apply the “What’s mine is yours; yours, mine” mentality to everything, including their finances. Most of us probably recall our parents pooling all of their money into a joint bank account. In contrast, many of my newlywed friends have told me that […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Split Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug February 19, 2015

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Where do you and your spouse put your money? It seems like a straightforward question, but for many new couples it’s a minefield. Should you combine everything into joint checking and savings accounts? Have individual accounts and put a portion of your income into common accounts? If you keep some of your money separate, does […]

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Should You Check Your Partner’s Credit?

by Meredith Lepore February 13, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and you’re probably thinking about all the romantic activities that go along with it. Talking about your partner’s credit score probably doesn’t make the list. Indeed, there are about 100 other things that are more romantic than this. But checking your partner’s credit — especially if you are about […]

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How to Stop Fighting About Money

by Kali Hawlk February 11, 2015

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One of the biggest trouble spots that many couples face when trying to work together to create a fulfilling life: figuring out finances. In fact, the results of a Kansas State University study show “arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce.” According to the study, it takes couples longer to recover […]

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How We Cut Wedding Expenses – and Saved Thousands

by Katharine Paljug February 9, 2015

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The price tag for weddings is rising. In fact, according to The Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study, the average wedding cost in the US is up to $29,858! But what exactly is all that money paying for? And how much is necessary for a beautiful wedding and a good party? When my husband and I […]

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Five Money Habits That Will Ruin Your Marriage

by Erika Torres February 3, 2015

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When it comes to marriage and money, my husband and I did everything wrong. We barely talked about finances before we got married. We had no idea how much debt we each had. We had no idea how much money we made jointly. It was the perfect start to wedded bliss, right? Not exactly. If […]

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Five Questions to Ask Before You Combine Finances

by Katharine Paljug January 30, 2015

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Are you and your partner planning to combine your finances? Whether you’re married, moving in together, or making a long-term commitment, combining your finances is both exciting and scary. Are you ready to take that step? And once you do, how will you make everything work? The best way to figure out if you’re ready […]

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Six Tips to Deal With Holiday Spending Stress (That Don’t Involve Lying!)

by Meredith Lepore December 2, 2014

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December is a great time. Who doesn’t look forward to giving gifts, parties festivity? But it’s also a time of lying and major financial anxiety, according to a new survey by McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union. Egg nog, mistletoe, and lying to your significant other? Happy Holidays! The survey polled over 1,000 couples in three different segments: […]

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How to Have a Monthly Money Date With Your Partner

by Kali Hawlk September 4, 2014

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If you’re in a serious relationship, it’s vital to stay on the same page with your significant other about money. Why? There are several studies that state arguments over money early on in a relationship spell divorce. Money is at the heart of almost all we do in life, and if it’s one thing you […]

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7 Fun Budget Date Ideas For Summer

by Meredith Lepore July 6, 2014

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Summer can be a good time for romance. People spend more time outside, enjoy the gorgeous weather, and you can almost feel love in the air. But you can easily go broke trying to come up with great date ideas on a budget. We talked with Kendal Perez, the Marketing Manager for Kinoli Inc., a family […]

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Millennials: Why Aren’t Women Saving As Much As Men?

by Meredith Lepore June 30, 2014

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Bad news, ladies: Men are saving more than women. We may be graduating from college and masters programs at higher rates and we may be the breadwinners in some marriages, but apparently we aren’t saving as much as our male counterparts. Men Saving, Earning More Than Women According to a new study by Wells Fargo, 45% are not […]

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How to Rethink “Balance” for Success in Love and Money

by Kali Hawlk June 20, 2014

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The traditional view of a successful relationship is one that is “50/50,” meaning there is a nicely balanced, equal share of give and take from each partner. While this sounds great, reasonable, and fair on paper, life is never this simple. The key to having and maintaining an excellent relationship with the one you love […]

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When She Makes More – An Interview with Farnoosh Torabi

by Rebecca Jackson June 12, 2014

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In the past five decades the number of households headed by a female breadwinner has increased dramatically. According to research by the Pew Research Center, “40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family.” While this group is […]

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Wedding Budget: Why the Average Cost of Weddings is Not What You Think

by Erika Torres June 8, 2014

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We hear it all the time: Weddings are Expensive!  According to costofwedding.com, the average wedding cost in 2012 was $28,427. But that doesn’t mean that everyone is spending $28k on their wedding and that’s what you should be striving for. The “average cost of weddings” stat can be deceiving because “average costs” always have outlying numbers […]

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How We Paid Off $60k of Debt Early

by Amanda Grossman May 29, 2014

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Racking up $60k in debt is not the hard part, it’s paying it off early that stumps most. I’m a money-loving gal with an eye for a good deal and a head for finances. So how did someone like me end up $59,496 in debt? Life–which included graduating from a great, four-year college and getting married […]

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How to Help a Friend Reach Her Financial Goals

by Kathleen Fordyce May 19, 2014

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Setting a goal is easy – sticking to it is the tricky part. Having someone to cheer you on, offer encouragement and help you get motivated after a slip-up can mean the difference between success and failure. If a friend mentions a money goal – whether it is to pay off her credit card debt, […]

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