money

Spread the Love During the Holidays! The #1 Thing to Do on Cyber Monday to Stay Healthy

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'Tis the season for gift-giving and good deeds, but instead of the holidays punctuating the end of the year, we could think of them as the beginning of a year of kindness. What might surprise you, too, is that doing something from the heart can even be a first-class act for your health. Past research... read more

Should You Start Saving Now to Buy a Home?

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A place to live doesn’t come cheap, especially if you want to set yourself up in or near a popular urban area. (Translation: You'll spend some serious dollar bills.) It can be one of the biggest expenses in your life. Go after what you want, but think ahead about how much you’ll need to... read more

5 Must-Know Secrets for How to Use Your Money to Make You Happy

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When you're arguing with your S.O. over budget, money -- or lack thereof -- definitely doesn't provide happiness. When you're in debt despite a combined six-figure income, that coin sure won't bring you joy. So what's the secret? Can dollar bills ever bring bliss?... read more

Finance Alert! How Much Young Couples Should Save for Emergencies

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You’ve been celebrating some of the biggest moments in your life recently, and the very idea of an “emergency” is a huge party pooper to say the least. But if you’re financially prepared, you’ll both be better able to handle the difficult times together. Here's what you need to consider. Q: Should we keep... read more

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

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

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

Has Marriage Changed the Way You Spend Your Money?

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When you were single you had no problem splurging every now and then for that "must-have" pair of shoes or last-minute trip with your girlfriends. (You deserved it!) But do you still spend that way now that you're married (or co-habitating)? Check out what a few of our readers had to say... read more

Making Less Than the Guys at Work? Learn How to Get Your Fair Share!

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Think the days of women making less money than men are over? Think again. In cities across the U.S. women are making up to $20,000 less than men working the same number of hours, according to a new report by 24/7Wallstreet.com. (The worst-paying city for women? Provo-Orem, Utah!) What to do if you suspect... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Avoid Impulse Buys at the Grocery Store

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We've all been there, you go into the grocery store for milk, eggs and $10 and walk out with$50 added to your credit card. Next time, plan your meals for the week before you shop and make a list of ingredients you need. Make sure that the meals have overlapping perishable ingredients so you... read more
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