Category Archives: Money in relationships

Loving Your Cheapskate Spouse

This post is not about my darling husband (whose own grandmother lovingly called, “Tighter than two coats of paint”). With that out of the way, I thought I’d share some insights into cheapskates / skinflints / tightwads / penny-pinchers and how … Continue reading

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The Number of Black Shoes a Woman “Needs” & Why Husbands Are Really Into Lawn Care

I just concluded teaching a class to 1st graders for Junior Achievement. Adorable. One of our classes was about needs and wants. We played a game where I’d hold up a picture of something and they had to tell me … Continue reading

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Want Your Wife To Shop (Spend) Less? Tell Her She’s Beautiful, Regularly

I’ve been following the blog  Why Get Hitched, which is about the benefits of getting and staying married. It’s kind of awesome. This week the author wrote about Meghan Trainor’s song “Dear Future Husband” and the requests she makes, one of which is for him to … Continue reading

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Impulse Shopping Antidotes

Our support group (titled “I Hate Budgeting (But I Like Having Money)” and “The Joy of Budgeting” – depending on which side of the argument you stand) met last Saturday to discuss impulse buys, gift buying and those wonderful romantics … Continue reading

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The Mindful Budgeter

I am happy to share this post by guest blogger Nicole Newcomb, MHCP, CASAC of Explore What’s Next who presented at “The Joy of Budgeting” support group about mindfulness. Everyone struggles with making tough and stressful financial decisions. Sometimes we feel the … Continue reading

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“Kerplunk:” The sound of disappointment & “Vooooooop!” The sound of hope

            This is a page from the beloved Dr. Seuss’ book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” This is me in the fetching yellow ensemble and my big idea is that deflated pink and yellow busted … Continue reading

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Couple’s Retreat for Financial Harmony

I have booked it, the “Couple’s Retreat for Financial Harmony” that I’m cheekily calling HARMONEY. Since most couples argue (or at least disagree) about some aspects of their finances at least some of the time, I feel offering this retreat is … Continue reading

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