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
According to a new poll from American Express, 40 percent of women admit to hiding at least some of what they bought from their partner.
We had a nice, healthy debate in the office about this: Should a woman making more money than a guy eliminate him as a romantic prospect? Some thought a man may feel inadequate if he dates a woman who makes more money. I also heard the opinion that most women were not going to want to be with a guy less accomplished, because it is simply not attractive and they may not want to be the breadwinner. I am sure that is true in some cases, but I like to think character is more crucial than cash.
Back in the old days, if you worked for yourself and needed to be paid by a client, cash or checks were the only viable forms of payments. In recent decades, it has been easier self-employed people to accept credit cards, but it still involved a clunky machine that was tethered to a land line. New technology makes it very easy for individuals and small businesses to accept mobile payments and keep up with larger companies. Learn about some of this newer technology and explore my roundup of my 10 favorite posts from the personal finance blogosphere from the past week.
Your relationship with your credit card issuer is a lot like your relationship with the opposite sex. While everyone knows that there are definite, hardcore, non-negotiable rules to courting, dating and marriage, most of us also know that there are many unwritten rules that, if followed, will increase your chances for a successful, loving, relationship.
What many people don’t know is that there are a few unwritten rules that apply to the relationship you have with your credit card company, too.