Dear Emma: Afraidy Katy

By |2020-12-13T15:42:23-08:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: Dilemmas for Emma, Relationships, Women and Finance, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Emma, I started dating the most amazing man a few months ago.  It’s going so well that I feel he’s going to ask me to marry him soon. The problem is that I’m too embarrassed to tell him that my credit is really terrible. We’re both professional, successful people, but I’m so afraid [...]

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Love and Money: Your Legacy

By |2020-12-11T15:54:45-08:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Budgeting, Featured, Featured Author, General, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you wanted to leave some money to your children, how would you split it between them? You could come up with numbers based upon their likely need for help. Or you could simply divide it equally…after all you love them all, well…equally. Equal distribution is probably the most common way of dividing assets. Yet, what about the situation where one of the kids is very successful financially and has no need for your money? What message does an unequal gift send?

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Money Can’t Buy Happiness

By |2020-12-11T09:53:01-08:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Buying, Featured Author, Money & Career, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , |

Scientists have long been perplexed about how to measure such a thing as happiness. Studies that examine relationships between money and happiness raise the idea that although money may not directly bring us happiness beyond taking care of our basic needs, it has the potential to add peripheral benefits that can lead to more happiness.

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

By |2020-12-15T16:10:07-08:00June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Headline, Money & Career, Popular, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Money does not just buy things but also experiences. How many beautiful memories come to mind because you gave yourself permission to spend money on a new experience or adventure.

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Money and Happiness: How We Make Money Decisions Based On Emotions, Not Facts

By |2020-12-09T13:02:37-08:00May 29th, 2017|Categories: Buying, Featured, Featured Author, Money & Career, Saving, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We use money every day but perhaps money and happiness doesn't even belong together in the same sentence. Does money truly make you happy? Do we usually make money decisions based on emotions, not facts?

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Is Your Estate Plan Ready to Do Battle in Probate Court?

By |2017-04-13T14:29:23-07:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Featured Author, Legal Beagle, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Finance, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , |

Even if you think that your estate plan is good enough, you need to make sure that it will withstand legal scrutiny. The court can rule that your estate plan is invalid for a plethora of reasons.

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How a New Relationship Can Trigger Money Issues (Plus, How to Prevent It)

By |2017-01-23T11:30:04-08:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Dating, Money & Career, Popular, Relationships, Saving, Spending, Top Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ultimately, this discussion was not so much about who should pay, but more about the feelings that can arise around money based on each person’s past experiences and beliefs. Projecting these emotions onto the situation without examining them can derail the relationship before it even gets started.

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Money Saving Tips to Avoid a Holiday Spending Hangover

By |2016-12-14T07:44:27-08:00December 14th, 2016|Categories: Budgeting, Culture & Life, Events, Featured Author, Holidays, Money & Career, Popular, Spending, Top Stories, Women and Finance|Tags: , , , , , , |

The holidays can be a wonderful time of year. There is nothing quite like the bright lights and cheerful music to put you in the gift buying mood, but it can also be a stressful time financially and that stress can last well into the new year.

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A Dater’s Guide to Having the “Money Conversation”

By |2016-11-22T12:18:29-08:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: Dating, Money & Career, Popular, Relationships, Saving, Spending, Top Stories Headline, Women and Finance, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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