Money & Finances


What to Say When Your Boyfriend Asks to Borrow Money   Recently updated !

Should you lend money to your boyfriend? Probably not, but it depends. Here are five things to think about when your boyfriend asks to borrow money – especially if you aren’t sure if you should loan it to him. These tips are inspired by a She Blossoms reader. “My 65 year old boyfriend is preparing […]

What to Say When Your Boyfriend Asks to Borrow Money

How to Leave Your Husband When You Have No Money

How to Leave Your Husband When You Have No Money to Start Over

How do you leave an unhappy marriage or bad relationship when you have no money? These tips may not miraculously help you get money to leave your husband, but they’ll show you that you’re not alone. You’ll find support and companionship here, and feel the strength and courage of other women. I was inspired to write […]


How to Start Dealing With Money Problems in Your Marriage

Here, you’ll learn the best way to start fixing your finances. In fact, you’ve already begun dealing with money problems in your marriage. Just being here is the best way to start. “Chances are, if you’re married, one of you is good at working numbers (the nerd) and the other one isn’t good at working […]

How to Start Dealing With Money Problems in Your Marriage

How to Manage Money After Divorce

How to Manage Money After Divorce

Let’s face it: divorce is financially devastating. These tips on how to manage money after divorce will help you get back on your feet and build a firm financial foundation for your future. Divorce-savvy men and women hide money before the divorce, so they don’t have to pay as much alimony or child support. Read […]


How to Start Over When You Need Money

Here’s what to do when you need money to start over, inspired by the parable of Midas – and a reader’s comment on getting money to start her life over again. How To Make Any Divorce Better: Specific Steps to Make Things Smoother, Faster, Less Painful and Save You a Lot of Money by lawyer Ed […]

When You Need Money to Start Over

Controlling Husband

How to Be Financially Independent in a Controlling Relationship

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 […]


How to Support Yourself Financially After a Breakup

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 – […]

How to Support Yourself Financially After a Breakup

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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 […]


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 […]

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Going Back to School After Getting a Divorce

5 Tips for Going Back to School After Getting a Divorce

You decided that getting a divorce is the beginning of a new chapter of your life – and you’re going back to school! Here are a few tips for transitioning to student life after divorcing your husband. The Apple iPad Air was the best investment I made when I went back to school (I recently graduated […]


How to Have Both Love and Money

Don’t fall into the “love vs money” trap in your relationship! These tips will help you have both love and money – because life is too short to choose one or the other. In 8 Important Money Decisions for Every Couple, Russ Crosson discusses specific areas of money management where financial conflicts usually occur: men who […]

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reasons i want to stay married

6 Reasons to Stay Married

If you’re teetering on the brink of divorce, here are a few reasons to stay married. This is not marriage advice for specific situations; it’s just a few things to think about. It may be especially helpful for couples who are looking for reasons to stay married. “It takes two to destroy a marriage.” – […]