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He may earn less than you. His job may not be as “prestigious” or time-consuming. He may be ambitious, but not in the same ways that you are. He may not have gone to a top-notch college like you did. Will you be okay with that?
When I first moved to New York, I fell into the arms of a guy who seemed to have all the qualities fit for me — a driven, “world-is-my-oyster” kind of gal. But the more time we spent together, I began to realize my big appetite for success was, actually, feeding his insecurities.
“Women use an endless list of tactics to seem less threatening,” to their male partners, writes Jessica Bennett, in her recent piece for Cosmopolitan. And “it’s not necessarily a conscious choice. Women who’ve been trained to be effective at work don’t always have a template for how to be in a relationship,” she continues.
The gender pay gap has stalled in recent years, with women still earning 77 cents for every dollar a man makes in the workplace, the same as in 2011. And get this: even when we are our own bosses, we sell ourselves short.
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.
Can’t figure out why you’re making the same financial mistakes? It may have something to do with your gender.