financial tips for couples

How to Be Financially Independent in a Controlling Relationship 1

These tips on how to become financially independent when you have a controlling husband are inspired by The Parable of the Forest Pit – and by a reader who asked for financial help on my article about getting money to leave your husband. Read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It’s the most important financial book ever written because it’s not […]

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How to Support Yourself Financially After a Breakup 1

One of the biggest obstacles to leaving a bad relationship is not knowing how to support yourself financially after the breakup, separation, or divorce. These tips are in response to a reader who needs money to leave her partner – and they’re also inspired by a parable called “This, Too, Shall Pass.” In Divorce – The Ultimate Divorce Handbook to […]

How to Support Yourself Financially After a Breakup

The Number One Predictor of Divorce

Can you predict whether or not you’ll get divorced? Some know divorce is looming. Knowing the top predictor of divorce is the first step to building a happier, healthier relationship with your partner. If you said “money” when you saw “number one predictor of divorce”, you are correct. Money causes more relationship problems than anything else. In The Divorce Remedy: […]

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How Growing Up Poor Affects Your Relationship

The consequences of growing up poor don’t end when you’re a financially stable adult. Here’s how growing up poor affects your relationship or marriage, and how to stop money from destroying love. In The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language, by Scott Palmer and Bethany Palmer say that once you know your Money Personality, you can get […]

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What to Say When Your Boyfriend Asks to Borrow Money 41

Should you lend money to your boyfriend? It depends. Here are five things to think about when your boyfriend asks for 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 […]

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5 Signs of a Financially Independent Woman

Whether you’re a married or single woman – earning $100 or $15 an hour – you need financial independence. Here are five signs you can take care of your money and your life. “Women need to develop a healthy, honest relationship with our money,” says financial guru Suze Orman, author of Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your […]

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5 Ways to Stop Debt From Ruining Your Marriage 2

When one partner brings debt into the marriage, the debt is now yours as a couple. But you can stop debt from ruining your marriage – and even find ways to be closer than ever because of your financial debt. Here’s what one reader asked: “When my fiance and I get married, am I responsible for any of his previous […]

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