• Posts Tagged ‘relationship’

    Questions On Talking About Money And Relationships, Answered (Part 2)

    by  • November 21, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Today we bring you the second half of our reader questions for Sheila Heen, communcations expert responsible for much of the content on Have the Talk America. I wish I could bring her along on negotiations with wedding caterers, but that’s another post for another day. Onward to the questions! – Indebted asked: Hello, Please ... Read more →

    Questions On Talking About Money And Relationships, Answered (Part 1)

    by  • November 20, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Last week, we asked if you had questions about how to approach the topic of talking with your loved one about a particularly difficult money situation. Sheila Heen, communications expert responsible for much of content of Have the Talk America, made her advice available and answered your questions. We’ll present the first two today, and ... Read more →

    “On Paper” Divorce for Financial Reasons

    by  • November 12, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    photo: How I Met Your Mother website Last week on How I Met Your Mother, Lily and Marshall considered getting a divorce “on paper” for financial reasons. Lily had bad credit, so she proposed that Marshall divorce her so he could apply for a mortgage without her. The odd thing about this scenario is that ... Read more →

    How Much Do You Tell Your Parents?

    by  • November 9, 2007 • Tagged: , , ,  • Comments

    I love blogging about my mom. Really. She gives me so much to talk about. My dad doesn’t speak much, and he’s not crazy, so I don’t write much about him. Ever since I’ve been more or less financially independent from my parents, I feel as if they don’t need to know the financial minutiae ... Read more →

    (Un)Happy Mother’s Day

    by  • May 10, 2007 • Tagged: , , ,  • Comments

    Two days ago I wrote about the Asian cultural phenomenon of giving back to your parents. As I stated in that post, I don’t mind giving back during special occasions in the form of nice meals at restaurants or nice presents. I don’t mind because I feel like it should come from me, not because ... Read more →

    Reader Question: Merging Finances?

    by  • May 7, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Reader D writes to us with this question: Here’s my question, and I apologize if it’s long. My boyfriend and I have recently made the decision to move in together and this, of course, requires a certain amount of financial meshing. I was wondering if you have any advice or any readers’ stories about how ... Read more →

    Cheese Graters and the Force

    by  • March 29, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Yesterday’s post by Her garnered some good discussion, and there are a few details that I’d also like to address. This whole issue is not about a cheese grater or a vase, or any ONE particular item. Admittedly, I’m not that much of a cheese fan (lactose intolerance does that), but the grater was a ... Read more →

    Money Discussions Still Uncomfortable

    by  • March 28, 2007 • Tagged:   • Comments

    I can tell when something is bothering Him. Him gets all quiet and skulky, and last week Him had been skulky for over a week. Uh-oh. I finally pried out the problem: Money and Us. Yikes. Turns out I have been spending my allowance, plus some of our joint account money, on stuff that I ... Read more →

    Reader Question: Financial Transparency for Couples, Part 2

    by  • December 12, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    This post is part of our week-long series on Creating Financial Transparency for Couples. 2. There are unclear privacy boundaries. Jay believes that he has a right to see his wife’s financial statements. Jay’s wife believes that she has a right to keep her financial statements private. According to Anne Kathering, author of Where to ... Read more →