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Profitable Ideas: The Money/Love Connection, What the Markets Owe You, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Money & marriage: 7 lessons I have learned so far (Seed Time). Managing money well is an important way to love your spouse well. The financial missteps that could doom your love life (CBS Money Watch). For those […]

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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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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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Spice Up Your Marriage With a… Budget!

Okay, a budget may not exactly add romance to your marriage, but it may help reduce marital money fights.  A new national survey I commissioned from the market research firm Synovate found that married people who use a budget experience fewer financial disagreements with their spouse than those who don’t use a budget (see the […]

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Keeping Cupid From Overspending

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and since romance has a way of fogging our financial sensibilities, MSN is out with a helpful story about gift giving.  According to researchers at Stanford University, gift recipients tend to appreciate inexpensive gifts as much as expensive gifts. Researchers explain that gift givers usually have a number […]

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Do You Work Too Much?

Marriages involving a workaholic are twice as likely to end in divorce, according to a study done by Bryan Robinson, a University of North Carolina researcher and author of Chained to the Desk.  In an ABCNews.com story, Robinson makes a distinction between workaholics and hard workers.  While workaholics, of course, work more hours than others, […]

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