Tag: relationships

So just how will we be combining our incomes, anyway?

Each family is different, and when I explain how my family’s finances work, it may sound like the greatest thing you’ve ever heard…or the dumbest. Only you know how you and your spouse (or significant other or life partner or best-friend-with-benefits or ex-spouse, whatever) should combine your incomes. Also consider this: Maybe you shouldn’t combine […]

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An Infinite, Uncountable Wad of Money—That Always Returns to Zero

Growing up, our family was often strapped for cash, but my father always approached the situation with characteristic good humor, and I don’t remember feeling “poor”—at least not compared to some of the other kids in our neighborhood. I was fortunate that, for all of my parents’ ambivalence about money, they always made sure that […]

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