The Talk: When, Where, and How to Have this Essential Money Conversation

Arguments over money are the #1 cause of divorce, before cheating, empty nesting, you name it. There is nothing that can end a relationship faster than having financial skeletons in your closet (or stumbling upon them in your partner's). So do me a favor: before moving in together, getting married, having kids—whatever the next step might be—have The Talk. Get it all out on the table now, so you can plan happily and transparently for the future—and avoid nasty fights that stem from "I didn't know that's what you wanted." Still feeling intimidated? Put on your big girl undies and [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:09+00:00 February 14th, 2015|Sex|0 Comments

The Dos and Don’ts of Shacking Up

According to The New York Times, cohabitation in the United States has increased by more than 1,500% in the past half century. 1,500%!! In 1960, about 450,000 unmarried couples lived together. Now the number is more than 7.5 million. But you know what they say: just because everyone is doing it doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Before you start picking out curtains and rolling out the monogrammed welcome mat with your sig-o, here are a few things to keep in mind: DON’T pay to furnish his place. I get the desire to get your domestic goddess on, but remember that [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:09+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Sex|1 Comment
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