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Should You Share a Credit Card with Your Spouse?

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When you're dating someone, those first getting-to-know-you questions don't include asking, "What's your credit score?" That's a mood killer. But once you're married, good credit is very sexy, especially when you need to get loans or get your credit checked for a few essentials (um, like a home and a car). “I think... read more

Hot Topic: Should You Upgrade Your Wedding Ring?

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When I got married, I chose a simple 18k, rose gold band without stones. I wanted something classic that could be worn with everything, was different than yellow gold and would pair well with my more elaborate engagement ring that had belonged to my grandmother, which my grandparents had given to me and my... read more

Should You Share Exactly What You Spend with Your S.O.?

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If only we could charge what we want without concern. If only ... and because money issues can wedge their way between couples whether they're married or living together, a plan can keep you connected. Here's what you should consider. Q: Should we be sharing exactly what we spend with each other and... read more

Just Married? The Clock is Ticking to Sign Up for Health Insurance

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Once you say "I do" (yay!), then there are the post-wedding to-dos (womp, womp). Sure you need to send out those thank-you cards, but before you start obsessing over what wedding picture you're going to put in them (gotta break it to you -- no one's going to care about it as much as you,... read more

Nestie Tip of the Week: Weekly Grocery Budget

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As a thrifty 20-something living in New York City, I can admit to opting for a frozen pizza or a bag of popcorn for dinner as an easy way to save some cash.  I always cringe as the grocery store cashier rings me up and usually (okay, always) regret buying that unnecessary organic ice cream or... read more

8 Lame New Year’s Resolutions We’re Sick of Hearing About

Ah, January. It’s the time of year when you can’t scroll through your Facebook news feed or sit down at brunch with friends without hearing about the topic of the moment–the New Year’s resolution. While some are legit, there are plenty that have us rolling our eyes. Here, 8 grandiose proclamations we hope never to be uttered again.

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“I’m shutting down my Facebook/Instagram/Twitter account. I’m just done with social media.”

Yeah, right. Until her raging case of FOMO sets in and she comes crawling right back. Thankfully Facebook will creepily save all of her friends’ passionate pleas asking her to stay—maybe all she wanted in the first place?—until she reactivates her account.

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How Much Do You Spend During the Holidays?

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Everyone calls it the most wonderful time of the year, which could possibly be why so many of us go a little bit overboard with all of our shopping and decorating. Nesties revealed how much they budget for the holidays and how much they ultimately end up spending: “I average around $300-400. I build up... read more

Buzz From The Boards: Who Pays The Bills?

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The talk of money seems to be a very private subject for most couples. But we got the scoop from these Nesties on joint bank accounts and who pays the bills. Everyone has a different system that works for them: “Although we are trying to take a ‘team’ approach to our finances, we have separate... read more

Splurge vs. Steal: Can You Spot the Deal?

End-of-season deals are here–but do you know how to spot the best bargains? To test your shopping IQ, we rounded up some deeply discounted items and paired them with much pricier pieces that look virtually the same. Click through our match-ups to see if you can spot the deal:

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Throw Blankets

Get cozy this fall with a colorful throw. Which one of these will save you cash? Click to the next slide to find out.


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The Dos and Don’ts of Combining Your Finances

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There are few things I hate more than talking about money with my fiance; the topic just brings up so many feelings for both of us. But now that Eric and I are living together and planning a life (and wedding!) together, we've gotten a lot more comfortable with these conversations. Still, there are a... read more
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