Should you do financial coaching with or without your partner?

It’s worth determining how much of the financial coaching journey you want to go on involves your partner, or you and you alone. … Read More

How not sharing all finances can reduce conflict in your relationships

Sharing all finances with a partner is a viable strategy, but it comes with the risk of conflict, such that it might not be worth it. I once heard a story about a married couple. They had an “All-In” agreement … Read MoreRead More

Don’t let your husband manage all of your money

In our culture, it’s not uncommon for a woman to let her husband take care of all of the household finances. Here’s why that’s a problem. Disclaimer: I’m going to leap into the mono- and heteronormative for this post, but … Read MoreRead More

Should you let your partner handle your money for you?

When you share finances with a partner, you can outsource the budgeting to the one who is most interested, but there are good reasons not to. After doing this for many years, I’ve learned a surprising fact: not everyone is … Read MoreRead More

The Semi-Joint Life: How partners can (partially) combine their finances

When partners wish to share finances without going all-in, there is more than one way to set up both individual and joint accounts to maximize everyone’s feelings of autonomy and connection. I believe that there are four main ways that … Read MoreRead More

How to combine finances when you’re non-monogamous

  So, if you’ve been following along, I talked about commingling finances for couples, and the importance of talking about dreams to get on board together. Then I hedged a bit and talked about how speaking solely of couples is inadequate, … Read MoreRead More

The importance of a shared financial strategy for couples

  In my post about how couples can combine their finances, I ended by stating that if there was any wrong answer on the many ways that such commingling was possible, it was to not talk about your strategy. If … Read MoreRead More

How couples can combine their finances

  So, you found that special someone, and decided to take the leap, either toward cohabitation, or civil union, or marriage, or anything that merits the phrase “take the leap“. Congrats! I bet one thing you’re not thinking about in all … Read MoreRead More