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Three millennial guys at a bar talking about money in relationships

Millennials Talk About Money More Than You’d Think

September 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

And the more they talk, the happier they are

young married couple arguing about money

When Husbands Lie About Money — And How Women Can Learn the Truth

August 25, 2017 | Thomas Chiles

A finance manager shares her clients’ stories, and her advice.

Young woman looks at dating profiles that features a good credit score

Swipe Right for the Right Score

August 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

A good credit score will land you a future partner faster than a nice car, job, or body.

A private stash of hundreds of dollars hidden under the floor boards

How Do I Hide Money From My Girlfriend So I Can Hide It From My Wife?

August 9, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to start deceiving his girlfriend before he gets married.

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Same-Sex Weddings Are Getting More Expensive

July 13, 2017 | Joe Pye

LGBT couples spend less on weddings than heterosexual couples.

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Your Date May Care About Your Credit

July 7, 2017 | Gregory Cox

A bad credit score could make dating more difficult

Portrait of young stressed woman sitting at home office desk in front of laptop, touching head with frustrated facial expression, having headache, overworked or depressed about health

Women Aren’t as Financially Well-off as They Think They Are

May 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The loss of a spouse or divorce is a major test of financial independence.

Man with his credit card in front of computer takes notes on his financial habits

Ask The Expert: How Do I Hide Debt From My Girlfriend Till We Get Married?

May 3, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is looking for a “hack” to avoid telling his girlfriend the truth.

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Couples Aren’t Talking About Money in Marriage

March 16, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Lack of communication about finances can ruin relationships. Most marriages that end in divorce prove that money played a part in some form.

Buying a house

You Don’t Need Marriage to Buy a Home

February 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Young, unwed couples are buying homes faster than they were a decade ago. While married couples still make up the bulk of homebuyers, 15 percent are couples that aren’t married.

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Netflix Shows Are So Good, Couples Are Cheating

February 17, 2017 | Joe Pye

The majority of couples around the world are watching ahead of each other.

Your partner hiding money from you is just one form of financial infidelity

What Is Your Lover Hiding?

February 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Millions of Americans secretly stash money away from their partners and the older you are, the more acceptable it is.

money or looks

For Love of Money

February 14, 2017 | Joe Pye

Americans prefer financial stability over looks and fitness in romantic partners.

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Why Even Bother with New Year’s Resolutions?

February 8, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: The Super Bowl blew up a boyfriend’s promise to pay off debt.

Love libraries

I Love You, But Not as Much as Last Year

February 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn

National Retail Federation estimates that V-Day spending will drop from $19.7 billion to $18.2 billion this year.

wedding costs

It Costs Minimum Wage Workers More than Two Years’ Salary to get Married

February 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn

It costs an average of $35,329 to get married. That’s more than double the annual salary of a minimum-wage worker.

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Ask The Expert: Is This A Legit Reason Not To Get Married?

January 25, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is angry at his Internet-unsafe fiancee.

Can working moms work?

How to Make Babies Without Going Into Debt

January 23, 2017 | Lucy Lazarony

Two couples share their advice for coping with added expenses of a new bundle of joy.

A mortgage is good debt. Credit cards can be, too, if used properly.

Ask The Expert: How Do I Tell My Fiancee? [video]

January 11, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A man has a dirty little secret he’s keeping from the love of his life.

Ryan Lochte kissing Kayla’s baby bump

How to Have A Debt-Free Baby

December 15, 2016 | Michelle Bryan

Ryan Lochte’s fiancee is pregnant. How is the money-savvy couple handling it?

The cost of funerals can lead to debt without end of life planning; even without family inheritance you need estate planning

How Does Debt Affect Survivors After a Loved One’s Death?

December 13, 2016 | Money Talks News

When a loved one dies, you have a lot on your mind. Paying off debt should not be one of them.

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Get My Boyfriend In The Holiday Spirit?

December 7, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is appalled at the way her boyfriend and his family celebrate the holidays

Does debt consolidation work?

Should You Date or Marry an Entrepreneur?

December 1, 2016 | John Rampton

Finding the love of your life is tough enough, but there are special considerations with entrepreneurs.

Millennial retirement

Retirement Strategies For A Non-Working Spouse

November 24, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Knowing your options is important to a comfortable retirement.

If laying out an budget that manages debt has you confused and stressed about money, you may need Financial Literacy 101

Is Tying The Knot Easier Than Uniting Finances?

November 24, 2016 | Debt.com

For those who answer yes, there’s good advice and even outside help.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Sign A Pre-Nup? Or Make Him Sign One, Too?

November 23, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is offended by her fiance, but she’s got an amusing plan to even the odds.

If the struggle of gender equality for women, some are ashamed to face their finances, as they hold more debt, not savings

Millions of Americans Spy on Credit Card Statements of Others

November 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Turns out that 24 percent of higher-earning and lower-earning Americans are equally likely to snoop on the credit report of someone they share an account with.

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Ask The Expert: Do I Have To Pay For My Ex-Husband’s Decisions?

November 16, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader is worried that her ex sent her son to a pricey college without telling her.

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Women Want Financial Security; Men Don’t Care

November 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Turns out that millennial men and women have some different priorities when it comes to saving money and what they are saving for.

What is tax debt?

Ask The Expert: My Husband Is Taxing My Patience!

September 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s spouse didn’t turn in his taxes this year. What happens now?

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Spending Doesn’t Make Us as Happy as We Think

September 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

But saving does, and most of us prefer it that way

A mortgage is good debt. Credit cards can be, too, if used properly.

Are You Financially Unfaithful?

August 18, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

If you are, here’s how to live a long and prosperous relationship.

Debt.com's founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

Dvorkin On Debt: How To Save Money By Ignoring It

June 20, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You’ve heard the term “direct deposit,” but you probably don’t know what else it can do.

Debt.com's founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

Ask The Expert: I Don’t Need Your Help, But I’m Curious…

June 15, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has a question for Howard that has nothing to do with her financial condition.

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10 Tips for Parents Hoping to Live on One Income

June 7, 2016 | Money Talks News

Dread leaving your kids each morning? Follow these tips and you’ll be staying home with them in no time.

Wedding budget of $5,000

Dvorkin On Debt: Good News And Bad News About Wedding Costs

June 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The wedding season approaches. Here are some interesting financial developments.

Debt.com's founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

Ask The Expert: Fighting Over Found Money

May 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader says she and her husband never fought about debt, but they’re fighting over an inheritance.

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11 Essential Money Matters to Discuss Before Marriage

May 12, 2016 | Money Talks News

Planning a wedding? Here’s what you really need to talk about.

Here's how to save for retirement

Ask The Expert: Will I Ever Be Able To Retire After Raising 2 Kids?

March 16, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader worries about getting back into the job market after her youngest son moves out.

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Money Can’t Buy You Love – But It Can Ruin It

February 22, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s not a romantic topic, but it’s perhaps the most important one.

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Ask The Expert: How Much Do I Owe My Children? [VIDEO]

February 17, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader doesn’t want to deny her daughter anything, but her husband does.

Valentine's day contest

Valentine’s Day Is For Suckers

February 9, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Hate Valentine’s Day as much as I do? Here’s how to turn that hatred into $100.

Valentine's Day gifts

How To Mend A Broke Heart

February 3, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Not a broken heart. A flat-out broke heart.

Save money on groceries

6 Reasons Why Savers Are Sexier Than Spenders

January 5, 2016 | Money Talks News

They may not be as flashy or stylish as their high-spending friends, but savers have a sex appeal that’s all their own.

Dvorkin On Debt: Best and Worst States for Families

November 30, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Where you live can makes it more expensive to raise your children. Or cheaper.

pre-nup

Ask The Expert: Should I Ask My Fiancee For A Pre-Nup?

November 18, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is about to get married but worries that love will ruin his finances.

Love libraries

12 Creative Ways To Date When Money Is Tight

November 17, 2015 | Money Talks News

A depleted bank account shouldn’t hinder you from enjoying the company of the man or woman of your dreams.

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Ask The Expert: Why Did My Auto Insurance Go Up After I Got Divorced?

November 11, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if it’s legal for his divorce to affect his rates.

Does debt consolidation work?

Ask The Expert: Should I Work In The Same Office As My Wife?

October 28, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks he can make more money by working with his wife, but will he also make trouble?

wedding debt

Here Comes The Debt

October 22, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

These days, the “wedding day blues” means going deeply into the red.