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After depending on my boyfriend to share costs and help around the house for 5 years, negotiating car repairs helped me find my independence post-breakup.

Finding Financial Independence Post-Breakup

Today’s guest contribution comes from Emily Lackey.   If breaking up with my boyfriend of five years taught me anything, it’s that the financial world favors people in partnerships. After moving out of the house we’d been sharing, I became saddled with $4,000 in relocating costs. A monthly rent that was suddenly twice as much. … Continued

The golden rule of lending money to friends, family or a partner and how to navigate the awkward those money conversations.

Should You EVER Lend Money to Your Partner?

  At 25 years old, Martin Dasko had his financial life in order – until his love life got in the way. “I was dating a girl who was a student. She didn’t have enough money to cover rent and living expenses because she lost her job. “ After sending her cash online, they agreed … Continued

Would you (and should you) get married for health coverage? Consider these potential pitfalls first!

Should I Get Married For Health Insurance?

  Forget dreading the holidays, I’ve been dreading November 1st. As my business has grown, my income has grown along with it, and I’ve been bracing myself for the inevitable – a big increase in my healthcare costs. Three years ago, I still qualified for Medicaid! And while I didn’t exactly love waiting three hours to … Continued

Why Single Ladies Cant Afford a Single Income

Why Single Ladies Can’t Afford a Single Income

  Single ladies, listen up! You CANNOT afford to rely on one income stream. Okay, this is true for the gents too, and even couples, but because I’m speaking from my point of view here (and because most modern day couples already enjoy the benefits of dual income), this (tough) love letter is dedicated to … Continued

Financial Deal Breakers in Relationships

Should Relationships Have Financial Deal Breakers?

You made it past the first-date, maybe even the first year, but what happens when you find out your partner is carrying around five-figures worth of credit card debt, or spends over half of his or her monthly paycheck on bar tabs. Is it a deal breaker? We’re back with another episode of Talking Taboo, … Continued

Financial Planning Staying Single

Financial Planning Under the Assumption of Staying Single

I’ve been musing about my medium term financial goals a lot lately – buying a house, having children, maybe even getting married. With the big 3-0 less than a year away and major life milestones starting to appear on my 5-10 year horizon, I’m beginning to internalize the financial implications of my possible futures and what I need … Continued

Love and Money Who Pays

Love and Money – Who Pays?

What happens when the awkwardness of a first date and the discomfort of deciding how to handle a shared bill meet? It depends on who you ask. Welcome to Talking Taboo, a brand new video series where I talk real money with real people in real life situations. First up, Love and Money – Who … Continued

Money and dating. One man shares HIS perspective on the age old debate of "who pays?"

Money and Dating

The following guest post is from Martin of Studenomics, who just launched Next Round’s On Me, the ultimate guide to financial freedom in your 20s without missing a party. “I’ve never even heard of her mentioning that restaurant until lunch time today.” My friend Dylan was courting a lady. The relationship was fairly new. On … Continued

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