money

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

Best Cyber Monday Deals on Home Decor

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If you love to shop as much as we do, the good news is that the deals didn't end with Black Friday. There are still lots of fabulous ways to save on cool kit for your home. Check out our round-up of Cyber Monday deals--and dish on where you'll shop first! Layla Grayce:... read more

Nestie Tip of the Week: Grocery Shopping

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Do you feel like you and your partner are spending way too much money on groceries every month? While food is undoubtedly one of the most important items within your monthly budget, it ranks as one of the most expensive. Luckily, there are a few good ways that... read more

Weekly Money Saver: Stuck In Debt? Snowball Your Payments

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Stuck in debt? Finance pro Dave Ramsey is a fan of the “snowballing” technique, which can help those who need to overcome the debt mindset-hurdle by paying off debts in order of the balance amount (smallest first) as opposed to paying on the highest interest debts first. Why? “Personal finance is 20 percent head knowledge... read more

Budget Tip of the Week: Beware of Products Placed at Eye Level

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Here's an eye-opener: Companies pay supermarkets and grocery stores to place products at eye level. Often, you can find the less expensive brands and best deals on the top and bottom shelves. Also, just because items are on a special display or at the end of the aisle doesn’t mean they’re the best value. Always... read more