Archive | Money & Marriage

Million Dollar Questions for Couples

Are you engaged or married? See if you can both answer these three questions: If the chance of getting a disease is 10 percent, how many people out of 1,000 would be expected to get the disease? If five people all have the winning numbers in the lottery and the prize is $2 million, how […]

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Are You Committing Financial Infidelity?

I’m sure you know that money is a frequent topic of dispute between husbands and wives.  And new research shows that the issue is not exactly going away. The Star Tribune reported on an American Express survey in which 50 percent of married people acknowledged making a purchase their spouse was against, and 30 percent […]

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The Money/Happiness Connection Revisited

It’s a timeless question: does more money translate into more happiness?  A new study by researchers at the Center for Health and Well-Being at Princeton University shows that happiness does increase with income – to a point.  At $75,000 per year, happiness levels off. But the study was actually more nuanced than that.  The researchers […]

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Is Frugal the New Cool?

In today’s budget-conscious era, frugality is in.  But for singles, how does penny-pitching play on the dating scene? As reported in The New York Times, ING Direct recently asked 1,000 people (presumably single people) what words would come to mind if they were fixed up for a date with someone described as frugal?  The most […]

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