What are the financial implications of getting married — and how does your wedding budget affect your overall financial health? What other major milestones affect your financial health? I’ve often read that how you handle a few major milestones in your life — wedding! grad school! baby! buying a house! divorce! retirement! — can have … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Wedding Finances
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on whether women breadwinners can level the financial playing field — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on when women out earn their partners. Women breadwinners is a topic we’ve touched on before: we answered a reader question about dating … Read More about Guest Post: Women Breadwinners Can Level the Financial Playing Field
2018 Update: We’ve still stand by this discussion on married money management methods and have updated links; you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions about money. We’ve talked about how to keep track of many accounts — but I don’t think we’ve ever talked about which money management method … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Different Money Management Methods for Marriage and Partnerships
What should you wear to your husband’s boss’s dinner party? How does plus-one style (in appearance as well as approach) differ? Reader L wonders… My husband and I are both lawyers in our late (or, more accurately lates-est) twenties. He recently accepted an associate position at a new firm, and one of the shareholders … Read More about Plus-One Style: Dinner at Your Husband’s Boss’s House
How do you turn down opportunities at work when the timing isn’t right? Reader M wonders… I was recently asked to relocate offices (I work at a mid-sized law firm). The relocation would be something of a promotion based on the work I’d get to do and the people I’d get to work with. I … Read More about How to Turn Down Opportunities
Who manages the money in your house — you? your partner? everyone? This came up recently with a friend, and I thought it might be an interesting open thread. For those of you without a partner, do you want to stay in charge of your finances — or will you be happy to give that … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Who Manages the Money In Your House?
2018 Update: We still stand by this “time to break it off” dating test; you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on love, including dating advice for career-driven women. How do you know when a dating relationship isn’t worth pursuing? How do you know when to break it off with a romantic interest? I … Read More about Kat’s “Time to Break it Off” Test (and other Dating Thoughts)
Reader C has a great question about how to deal with her fiance, who wants her to sign a pre-nuptial agreement… After 7 years of dating (since my junior year of college) and one year of being engaged, my fiance just brought them up. Both of us have advanced degrees but he’s in finance and … Read More about Love, Marriage, and Pre-Nups
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on the best ways to meet people to date — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on love, including dating advice for career-driven women. We’ve talked about dating a bit on this site — how to squeeze dating into your busy schedule, how … Read More about Open Thread: What Are Your Favorite Ways to Meet People to Date?
Do people look down on professional women whose husbands have “blue collar” jobs? Reader C worries about her fiance, a mechanic… My question is this: I am an aspiring law student who comes from a poor background. I really have no idea how educated people *truly* look at those who have less of an education … Read More about The Blue-Collar Husband
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to date an over-achieving, busy guy, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on love, including dating advice for career-driven women and our recent discussion on whether there is an alpha and a beta in your relationship. Reader S has a great question … Read More about How to Date an Over-Achieving, Busy Guy
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on finding time to date when you’re super busy, and links have been updated and supplemented. You may also want to check out our more recent discussions on love, including dating advice for career-driven women. What are your best tips for finding time to date when you’re super … Read More about Finding Time to Date When You’re Super Busy