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Female Breadwinners: Putting Our Husbands Through School

Female Breadwinners: Putting Our Husbands Through School

In the cookie-cutter world of 1950s America, the wife stayed home all day cooking, cleaning, and wrangling a large brood of children. The notion of "female breadwinners" was oxymoronic....
Want to BYOB? That Is, Be Your Own Boss.

Want to BYOB? That Is, Be Your Own Boss.

Self-employment isn't for everyone. BYOB – or "being your own boss" – can be tricky. Mainly because once you become self-employed, you're in charge of everything from billing and...
Financial Compatibility is Crucial for Your Relationship – Here's Why

Financial Compatibility is Crucial for Your Relationship – Here’s Why

Financial compatibility is one of the most important things to consider when you're entering a relationship. Sadly, I have many stories about money being a stressor in my relationships....
cheap housing: I Lived in a Home That Had a ‘For Sale’ Sign Outside

I Lived in a Home That Had a ‘For Sale’ Sign...

Looking for cheap housing? I have a story that might get your creative juices flowing...The house had been sitting empty for years. He had bought it for his mother,...
Student Loans: Watch For The Tax Trap When Seeking Forgiveness

Student Loans: Watch For The Tax Trap When Seeking Forgiveness

December 11, 2012 is a day that I will never forget. I'd just gotten off the phone with my mother, and we were both in tears. Her permanent disability was approved...
What's the Real Cost of That Passionate Affair?

What’s the Real Cost of That Passionate Affair?

Splashes of perfume – one on each wrist and one dash at the base of your neck. A surreptitious smile. Sly glances at your phone. A hotel room booked...
Looking for housing? Interview the Landlord Before Signing the Lease

Want to Avoid a Housing Nightmare? Interview Your Landlord!

“All this for only $750 a month?” Jenny asked, astonished. She couldn’t help but be a little suspicious. There must be a catch. But Jenny couldn’t see a reason...
What Do You Do If You Suddenly Find Yourself Broke?

What Do You Do If You Suddenly Find Yourself Broke?

I often say that if I was broke and had absolutely no money, it wouldn’t be a big deal. I would become a waitress – like I was in...
Financial Wellness: One Millennial Struggles to Define 'Wealthy'

Financial Wellness: One Millennial Struggles to Define ‘Wealthy’

What does it mean to be wealthy? When I was younger, I used to think that being rich involved a castle, a few ponies, and a moat. It was...
When Frugality Goes Too Far: The Day I Gave Dad Poisonous Mushrooms

When Frugality Goes Too Far: The Day I Gave Dad Poisonous...

Dramatic? Perhaps. But I did it, in an earnest desire to be frugal and self-sufficient. I think this happens to a lot of people who are fresh out of...
Newlywed Finances 101: Budget, Discuss, and... Budget!

Newlywed Finances 101: Budget, Discuss, and… Budget!

When my partner and I met in Israel in 2013, we were both ready to get married. Using principles typically found in observant Judaism, we dated intentionally, discussing our...
3 Tips on How to Never Make Another Car Payment Again

How to Never Make Another Car Payment Again

Cars are a huge part of American culture. People see their cars as a way to express themselves. Unfortunately, expressing yourself through a car could cost you a pretty...
It Makes More Sense to Rent than to be a Homeowner: Here's Why

It Makes More Sense to Rent than to be a Homeowner...

Does it make more sense to rent housing or to become a homeowner? Although most people view home owning as an important milestone, I'm never doing it.I don’t want...

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