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Feel powerless over finances? You’re likely to overspend

Kelly Dilworth

People are more likely to spend impulsively if they don’t think they have much control over their financial destiny, new research finds – and my own recent experience lends support to this. Conversely, people who are confident in their ability…
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Communication helps relationships weather financial stress

Kelly Dilworth
Talking money

Financial uncertainty can strain even the most solid romantic partnership. But don’t give up. According to a new study in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, talking more openly about money — and learning more about it as a team — can strengthen your relationship and may even help inoculate it from money stress. Read More »

My secret spending splurge: Do I tell my husband?

Kelly Dilworth

If your finances are merged, should you ever keep a purchase hidden from your partner, even if it’s just a small expense?
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Social media pressures new parents to spend more

Kelly Dilworth

According to the parenting website, BabyCenter.com, many new moms are bluffing about their financial circumstances on the Web and posting pictures, status updates and videos that make them seem wealthier than they actually are
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Emily’s list: Debt payoff inspiration edition

Emily Crone

It’s no secret that I’m terrified of my husband’s law school loans and what will happen when he graduates in May. But after the story of Brian McBride, I feel a little better. This young man took very extreme measures, but he managed to pay off $26,500 in less than two years. Check out my roundup of my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week, many of which address this very topic!
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