Category: Relationships

Dirty Little Secret – Part 2

Financial abuse usually begins subtly. It might feel like love and concern or that you are being taken care of at first because your spouse or partner is taking care of all of the finances. However, over time the abuser “turns up the heat” and things start to feel different. It is similar to the […]

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Dirty Little Secret – Part 1

Did you know that one in four women or 25% will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime? What does that have to do with personal finance? 99% of those victims said that financial abuse was one of the main reasons they stayed in or returned to an abusive relationship. Wow! This means […]

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Best Way To Save Money

Many people love a good sale. 20% Off, 50% Off, Red Tag Sale, Garage Sale, etc. A sale is a sale! Some of the reasons people love sales are they love the feeling that they are getting a gift, pulling a fast one on the seller, or they love to save money. Who really benefits […]

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Handle With Care

Personal finances can seem like calculus to many people. This feeling is not based on the level of education one has attained or their income level. It is based on their relationship with money. If you feel insecure about your relationship with money, then you can feel lost and afraid. Here are some characteristics of […]

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Together or Separate? It’s Complicated!

Love is a beautiful thing and weddings can be the most spectacular events. Unfortunately, love and weddings do not always lead to a marriage that ends happily ever after. In fact, statistics show that 40% – 50% of first marriages in the U.S., 60% of second marriages in the U.S., and 70% of third marriages […]

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Money Messages

Why do you value money the way you do? Why do you view it like you do? What does money mean to you? Have you ever thought about that? Whether or not you have thought about it, each of us sees money differently. But they way we view, value, and define money is usually broken […]

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Never Too Young To Learn

Most of us were never taught how to manage money. That is why so many of us have made so many mistakes when it comes to money. We spent more than we made. We never started saving. We abused and overused credit. We did not participate in an individual or employer sponsored retirement plans. And […]

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Where’s My Money?

The principles for borrowing money from someone you know are the same as the principles for borrowing money from a bank. You ask for a loan, they give you the money, and you pay them back – when you said you would. The person you know and the bank both hope it will go in […]

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In my opinion, there are two types of Bankers, Relationship Oriented and Sales Oriented. If I asked you which one you would choose, most of you would probably say “Relationship Oriented.” Who wouldn’t want a Relationship over Sales? It even sounds better. Sales Oriented Bankers know that, so many of them put on a disguise […]

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Love and Money Do Not Mix Well

In my humble opinion, “Until Death Do You Part” is associated with marriage and not other romantic relationships. What am I talking about you may ask? Sometimes boyfriends and girlfriends think they will be together forever, so they give each other privileges that I think should be reserved for marriage when there is a more […]

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