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Money Matters Key to Marriage Success

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The New York Times claims that money matters are the key to wedded bliss in an article published last week. Consider a few quotes I found interesting: Marrying a person who shares your attitudes about money might just be the smartest financial decision you will ever make. In fact, when it comes to finances, your […]

Dateline NBC Investigates Equity-Indexed Annuities

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Thanks to reader, “Pal,” for sending me this link. I just watched Dateline NBC’s seven part undercover series on equity-indexed annuities. This is a must watch for everyone. It is pathetic the lengths that some people will go to to make a sale. For instance, one of the video segments shows an annuity training program […]

Do You Have a Financial Confidant?

Monday, October 29th, 2007

OneFrugalGirl asks: Do you have a financial confidant? In her post, One Frugal Girls wondered why one of her friends was comfortable telling her the price of a home she was thinking about buying while another friend wouldn’t divulge the information. It’s an interesting question. Could modesty play a part? Maybe her friend felt that […]

Which Would You Rather Have?

Friday, June 15th, 2007

A $30,000 wedding or $30,000 to help get you started in life? Interesting question. That’s the question a father asked his daughter in an article by Jonathan Yardley that I just finished reading. The daughter chose the wedding! I expect that most women (and probably a few men) would choose the wedding, which I think […]

Parents of the World Unite!

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Remember when I posted this Question of the Day asking parents if they ask for help in funding their kids’ college savings accounts? It appears that I (and those who agreed with me) are not alone. According to this article that reader Stacey emailed me last night: A survey by San Francisco college savings company […]

4 Important Questions to Ask Your Parents

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

I was reading Jean Chatzky’s column (sorry, no link yet) in the October issue of Money when I came across four questions that adult children should ask their [older] parents. This is all a part of “the conversation” about finances that every family should have. The questions, which come from John Migliaccio, an expert on […]

JLP’s QotD: Do you hide money from your spouse?

Monday, June 19th, 2006

Today’s Question of the Day came from an article by MP Dunleavey titled Is your mate hiding money? Ten ways to tell. So,… Do you hide money from your spouse? I don’t and I’m positive my wife doesn’t either. Fortunately, we are both on the same page when it comes to our finances.

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