Money & Couples

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Sample Contract for a Family Loan – Easy Yet Legal

In my article about lending money to a boyfriend, a reader asked for a sample contract for a family loan. Whether you’re lending money to a boyfriend or a family member, you need to get the details of the financial agreement in writing. Here’s what my reader wrote on What to Do When Your Boyfriend Asks to Borrow Money… “Thank you […]

How to Deal With Your Money Problems

These practical and emotional tips for dealing with money problems will help you cope with the stress of financial debt. Some of my suggestions are practical tips on how to deal with money problems; others are emotional ways to flow through this stage of your life. In The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom, Michelle Singletary […]

When Your Wife Maxes the Credit Cards and Depletes Your Bank Account

What happens to a marriage when your wife almost bankrupts you? A husband describes how he survived financial infidelity in his marriage and offers tips for couples in similar situations. “The worst thing I ever survived was the financial infidelity of my wife, which to this day remains a life-changing experience,” says Ray. “When it comes to finances in marriage, […]

6 Tips for Helping Your Spouse Through Financial Difficulties

Credit card debt, steep mortgage loans, and large medical bills are financial difficulties that cause stress for married and common-law couples. These tips for helping your spouse through money problems can help strengthen your marriage – even in the worst of times. Surprisingly, an overly supportive husband or wife can have a detrimental effect on a marriage or common-law relationship! […]

5 Financial Goals Couples Should Never Set

The financial goals couples should never set may surprise you! They’re from “The Money Couple”, Scott and Bethany Palmer, who describe what spouses should not do when they’re thinking about setting and achieving their financial goals. Before the tips, a quip: “I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.” ~ Jackie Gleason. Cute quip, but […]

Why Do You Need Life Insurance? 3 Tips for Buying Life Insurance

Here are two reasons you need life insurance and three tips for buying the right type of life insurance. There’s no need to be confused about riders, captive agents, or the difference between temporary and permanent life insurance! These tips for buying life insurance are from finance professional Ryan Pinney, of TheProAdvisor.com. “Life insurance is one of the most commonly misunderstood and under-used […]