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Is Having Separate Accounts A Good Idea?

If there’s any question that can make a couple’s heads spin, it’s the question of separate accounts. Some experts say it’s a necessity, others say it’s asking for trouble. Parents and friends will give conflicting advice, leaving couples wondering if … Continue reading

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Should I Confess My Financial Infidelity?

In our last Money Couple Minute we wrote about the 5 triggers of Financial Infidelity and we had a lot of people tell us their personal struggles with it, so we thought we would blog about it – be sure to check them out! Many … Continue reading

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5 Triggers of Financial Infidelity in a Relationship

Financial Infidelity as defined by The Money Couple: Financial Infidelity (fi-nan-shuhl in-fi-del-i-tee) noun The act of lying about, hiding, or secretly hoarding money in a relationship. Every money relationship harbors some level of Financial Infidelity. It might be as minor as not telling … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Confessing Financial Infidelity

Nearly every relationship harbors some level of financial infidelity. It might be as minor as not telling your partner what you really spent on her birthday gift or as major as keeping a secret bank account to pay for your … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Confront a Cheater

Shelley was putting away her husband’s laundry when she discovered a stash of bills for a credit card she didn’t recognize. It’s a story that plays out over and over with couples we talk to. Everything seems to be fine … Continue reading

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Potential Pitfalls of Separate Accounts

Are Separate Accounts A Good Idea? If there’s any financial question that can make a couple’s heads spin, it’s the question of separate accounts. Some financial planners say it’s a necessity, others say it’s asking for trouble. Parents and friends … Continue reading

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The Five Categories of Financial Infidelity

We all do it…commit financial infidelity. Here are five categories you can put yours in to: Overspending and Debt Many couples struggle with overspending and debt. What we often see is that one or both people in the relationship will hide … Continue reading

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Hiding Money

Secret accounts, hidden cash, little white lies about spending-these might seem like innocent ways to keep your independence but in fact they are the framework of financial infidelity. Commit to transparency. It’s one thing for couples to have separate accounts-his and … Continue reading

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