I knew I should have carried my wallet in a purse that night. Instead, I fashionably tucked it under my arm and headed to the local wine bar with my husband. Two pinot noirs later I reached over to pay the bill only to realize that my wallet — which I thought I’d rested on the bar top — had vanished. Was it stolen? Did it fall on the ground somewhere? Hold on. Did I even bring my wallet? (The wine wasn’t helping.)
As Chris Rock once said, “Rich is some (bleep) you could lose with a crazy summer and a drug habit.” Just because one may be good at making money doesn’t mean he or she necessarily has the savvy to save, invest and grow that money. The financial failures of some celebrities amplify what can go wrong when you mismanage your dollars and cents.
My husband and I have ultimately decided that no matter how wide our income disparity and no matter who is bringing home the smaller paycheck, entirely opting out of the workforce to be a stay-at-home parent is far too risky.
Is your bank account half empty or half full? When it comes to our ability to make healthy and sound financial choices, mindset matters.
If you’re married and you’re the one bringing home the bacon—or most of the bacon, anyway—you may feel that the odds are stacked against your relationship.
One year into my marriage, I occasionally find myself spending with a newfound guilt.
Unless you’re willing to settle with the measly 3 percent average pay hike companies plan to dole out in 2014, it’s up to you to fight for what you think you deserve.
For those of us yearning for some financial order in our lives and ample wiggle room to actually start having a lifestyle, instead of just a life, budgeting can be instrumental.