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Ground Rules for a Stealth Divorce

In my post last week about whether a Katie Holmes-style secret divorce is smart, I advised against it—unless you feel you’re up against a physical, emotional, or financial threat from your spouse. If that’s the case, and secrecy is best, here’s...

Should You Hide Divorce Plans from Your Spouse?

Katie Holmes used a disposable cellphone to talk secretly to her lawyers, and filed for divorce in Manhattan while Tom Cruise was on location in Iceland. Is this the way to go? Usually not—but it depends. There are three main reasons to let your...

Alpha Moms Pretty Happy—What?

Confession: As a conflicted breadwinner mom, I was hoping—OK, assuming—that our recent survey of breadwinner women would back up my cranky view of modern marriage, where the wife drags home the bacon, while her beta husband wipes counters and...

For Richer or Poorer

No matter how much you beg, plead, or (admit it) scream, your mate just doesn’t seem to get it: without a financial plan—preferably your plan—you’re headed for a train wreck. Sound painfully familiar? That’s why we’re about to launch...   The...

Should He Be as Worried as I Am?

I worry about money. A lot. And even when I’m not worrying, I’m probably still thinking about it.  My boyfriend, on the other hand, does not worry nearly as much as I do. If I’m in a twist about finances, his typical response is, “Don’t worry,...

Why You Might Want a Prenup

Prenuptial agreements have a bad rap. Many couples consider them distasteful and unromantic at best—bad karma at worst. The truth is, a prenup is less like a roadmap for divorce, and more like insurance. A good prenup insures that if you did face...

A Special Mother’s Day Infographic

Most of our moms and grandmas have passed on brilliant—even life-saving—financial tips and tricks. (Who else reuses gift bags and Cool Whip containers thanks to Nana?) Of course, they’re only human…so many of them have passed down, shall we...

When You Earn More Than Your Man

Here’s a confession from a breadwinner wife: I’ve been guilty of referring to my own hardworking husband as a stay-at-home dad—when he’s not. My husband has worked part-time, consistently, since our son was about six months old. Yet in my mind,...

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