Money Talks. You Should, Too.

Money Talks. You Should, Too.

I think we can all agree that talking about our finances is uncomfortable, especially if your finances are not in the best health. Fortunately, you  do not need to broach this subject with everyone you meet. However you do need to be able to communicate with your significant other about money, especially in serious relationships.

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Plan your Meals; Plan your Spending

Plan your Meals; Plan your Spending

Making food at home is an easy way to trim your spending, but it can often feel difficult to fit in cooking, and clean-up, within daily life. A few months ago, my boyfriend and I started meal planning to save money and eat healthier and so far, we’re achieving our goal.

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Romance on a Budget

Romance on a Budget

So Valentine’s Day is 10 days away and you still don’t have a gift for your significant other. Don’t worry, I’ve also been procrastinating, but we’re going to get through this together. I’ve compiled a list of low-budget gifts and dates to help us make Valentine’s a success on a budget.

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A Rose on Any Other Day

A Rose on Any Other Day

If you’ve recently visited a store, you know Valentine’s Day is almost here. I’m a huge romantic sap and love the idea of Valentine’s Day, but the hype is a little out of control. Yes, chocolate is delicious and roses are pretty, but they are also expensive extras. While it is definitely important to take time to appreciate your significant other, and Valentine’s Day is a good day to do so, it’s important not to break the bank in the process.

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You’re worth more than you know #WMWeek17 @SDMInvest

You’re worth more than you know #WMWeek17 @SDMInvest

This time of year can bring about a lot of anxiety and feelings of earning inadequacies. When we look back over our previous year, we may feel that we didn’t make as much money based on our perceived worth. Your feelings are very real and you shouldn’t go about the new year being unhappy, angry or frustrated about your earnings. Making more money in 2017 can be as simple as 1-2-3, if you understand how you earn your money. Imagine if you lost your job and your income suddenly stopped. How would you generate income? While the well may have run dry from your labor (job), your “assets”, “resources”, and your “potential income” are still there. 
 

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How To Stop Procrastinating Emotionally & Have The “Money Talk” With Your S.O. #WMWeek17 @maggiegermano

How To Stop Procrastinating Emotionally & Have The “Money Talk” With Your S.O.  #WMWeek17 @maggiegermano

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but money is reported to be one of the top reasons for relationship discord. And no, it’s not due to the lack of money. It’s the lack of compatibility and communication about money. But it’s not hopeless. There are constructive ways to have these conversations while making sure you’re being heard and understood by your partner.

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How Caribbean Millennial Women Can Build A Solid Financial Foundation While Supporting Extended Family #WMWeek17 @melisaboutin

How Caribbean Millennial Women Can Build A Solid Financial Foundation While Supporting Extended Family #WMWeek17  @melisaboutin

During my first summer internship, between my sophomore and senior year of college, I asked my American roommate to give me a ride to the post office to send money back home to my family in St. Kitts. Her reaction caught me off guard when she blurted out, “Well, that’s a role reversal!”

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Lived Experience, Bravery and Fear #WMWeek17 @femmefrugality

Lived Experience, Bravery and Fear #WMWeek17 @femmefrugality

Today, Taylor of The Freedom from Money  joins us for our weekly Friday series on women’s money issues in honor of Women’s Money Week, which will take place January 1-7, 2017. Taylor’s story reminds us that financial decisions aren’t always about math—there’s a lot more to life than numeric calculations.

Please use the hashtag #WMWeek17 when sharing this story.

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