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Tweet When my boyfriend and I first started talking about weddings, we were both relieved to find out that our expectations are, well, quite low achievable. Last night, CB mentioned to me that he’d rather have a small wedding and spend most of our money on traveling. “Is that okay?” he asked. “That is (absolutely […]

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Tweet Debt isn’t just hazardous to your financial well-being, it can destroy your relationships as well.¬† Just ask one young lady featured in today’s New York Times article.¬† Three days after she divulged to her fiance that she had over $170,000 in student debt, he broke off the engagement.¬† For her future relationships, she decides […]

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Tweet In today’s brave new world of dating, mating, and personal finance, couples who are moving in together may well be considering a “dating prenup.”¬† What is that, you ask?¬† Well, I’ve never heard of the term either, until I started Googling. A prenuptial agreement is a legal document that spells out what happens to […]

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Tweet Elizabeth Gilbert, of course, is the best-selling author whose 2006 memoir Eat Pray Love vaulted her on to the Oprah Show, TED conference’s speaker schedule, and the inside of various magazines. She recently came out with her second memoir, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, which combines a fascinating look on the ever-evolving […]

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Tweet Everyone grows up surrounded by cultural paradigms, lenses through which we view or interpret the world. I’ve been thinking about two common cultural dialogues surrounding marriage / commitment and household economics – topics that interest me because I am in a serious relationship and because I find money, cultural norms, and gender roles to […]

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Tweet Fabulously Broke, one of my favorite bloggers for her picture-laden posts and down-to-earth tone, gives us her take on her biggest money conflict. ——————————- This might sound kind of silly, but our biggest money conflict is that sometimes I am willing to pay slightly more (nothing outrageously so) for an item. Here’s a recent […]

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