Money


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. In Divorce: Think Financially, Not Emotionally: What Women Need To Know About Securing Their Financial Future Before, During, and After Divorce, Jeffrey Landers helps women focus […]

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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 joint accounts work? Do you […]


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 ago. Also significant. Put them […]

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

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 we would begin combining our […]


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 who thought putting it in […]


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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. Solve Your Money Troubles: Debt, Credit & Bankruptcy by Robin Leonard and Margaret Reiter will […]


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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