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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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?

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.

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Retirement Strategies For A Non-Working Spouse

November 24, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Knowing your options is important to a comfortable retirement.

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.

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?

America Saves

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.

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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.

vacation of the future

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.

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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.

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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.

Wedding budget of $5,000

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.

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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.

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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.

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

Ask The Expert: Can You Tell My Girlfriend She’s Crazy?

July 15, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants someone to tell her she’s wrong about credit cards.

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3 Smart Money Moves for LGBT Couples

July 2, 2015 | Debt.com

With gay marriage now legal across the country, LGBT couples need to take a fresh look at their finances.

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Money Is Why Your Marriage Will Fail

July 1, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Three new studies, all released on the same day, explain why.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: Should We Rent or Buy a House?

March 13, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know if rent is really “throwing money away.”

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Can the Tooth Fairy Accurately Predict the Stock Market?

March 5, 2015 | Jess Miller

Something as simple as a lost tooth might give clues about the nation’s economic outlook.

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The Secret To A Successful Marriage: Separate But Equal Cash

February 10, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

5 marital problems you’ll never face by keeping your money a mystery.

10 Dumb Things People Say When They Find Out I Don’t Have (And Never Want) Children

October 23, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

And what I say to shut them the hell up.