5 Things to Do When You Make More Money Than He Does (And It’s a Problem)

Last night, I stayed up late and Martin, one of my favorite shows from the 90s, was on. In this particular episode, Martin discovered that Gina made substantially more money than he did. And he was far from happy, to say the least. In fact, when he found out that Gina made more money than

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10 Inexpensive Date Ideas for Any Budget That Are Fun and Sexy

Dating can affect your budget if you do not keep an eye on your wallet. It is tempting to spend money on experience while you are getting to know someone. However, there are plenty of ways to date and learn about your date without spending a ton of money. But you have to think outside

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The Ideal Number of Bank Accounts A Married Couple Should Have

I attended a beautiful wedding ceremony a few weeks ago. He was Italian. She was Jamaican. This was his second marriage. This was her first. He had two children that he brought to the marriage. She, on the other hand, was looking forward to starting a family with him. The pastor candidly spoke about the

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The Ideal Number of Bank Accounts A Married Couple Should Have

I attended a beautiful wedding ceremony a few weeks ago. He was Italian. She was Jamaica. This was his second marriage. This was her first. He had two children that he brought to the marriage. She, on the other hand, was looking forward to starting a family with him. The pastor candidly spoke about the

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I Refused to Marry Him…Until He Paid Off the Debt

Today, I will be on HuffPostLive talking about money and marriage. YUM!!!  I wrote the following article for LearnVest earlier this year. I am sharing it with you. 🙂 I get it from my mama. I grew up in a home with a lot of contradictory messages around money. My mother was the first of

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The Real Dangers of Being a Single Dating Mother

I met Ella last year at the 2013 Blogging While Brown Conference. It was my first time ever attending a blogger conference and I did not know what to expect. I met Ella during lunch and she was so open and approachable. We kept in touch and then lost touch…But at the 2014, we picked

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6 Online Tools To Get You (and Your Man) Organized, Saving, and Out of Debt

After the infamous DC trip, where I discovered some reluctance to share finances with my husband,  we thought it would be a good idea to begin the process of merging our finances. Prior to agreeing to establish joint savings and checking accounts, we had paid everything separately. As the techie in the family (he thinks I

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4 Ways To Cut Costs On Your Wedding and Still Keep It Elegant and Exquisite

A friend of mine who recently got engaged called to catch up earlier today. Naturally, I asked her how the wedding planning was coming along. She laughed it off lightly and said ‘It’s not!’. She hadn’t made much progress in planning for her nuptials and confided that she didn’t foresee much more in the way

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My Man and Our Money Problems

Of the two of us, my husband and I will both readily admit that I am the more responsible one financially. Because he knows that frugality is not his strongest point, he eagerly leaves it to me handle the bills and personal finances. And while I have to say that it is in all actuality

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“How Are We Going To Pay for That?” How to Finance Your Next College Degree

Last week my husband and I were having a discussion. I mentioned to him that I was thinking about going back to school to pursue an advanced degree. His immediate response was ‘how are we going to pay for that’? Now my husband is always super supportive of me and all my endeavors, so I

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