Should women have their own money?

I was born in the late 1970's, the "summer of sam", the great NYC blackout, and the second wave of the women's liberation movement. The divorce rate was climbing and women were leaving the stay-at-home role to earn her own money.  I am born from a generation that once needed her father or husband's approval … Continue reading Should women have their own money?

His, mine, or ours? Why I struggle with sharing money.

Disclaimer: The views in this post are mine alone and based on my personal, very subjective experience. This is not to criticize the experience of my childhood or members of my biological family.  I have been married for 5 years. We have two children between us and one from my husband's first marriage. Deciding it … Continue reading His, mine, or ours? Why I struggle with sharing money.

Why remote work & working from home makes cent$

For a while now my employer has been bringing up the remote work policy. Rumors fly every year that management wants to take it away, kill the policy. This bothers me, not because I personally work remotely, but because driving to an office 5 days a week for 8 hours a day is an antiquated … Continue reading Why remote work & working from home makes cent$

A budget that works! How to allocate every single dollar.

I have always used a very unsophisticated budget. It was based on the 1st and 15th of every month and the due date of the bills. Bills were paid from either the paycheck from the first of the month or from the second check. For years I would have maybe $50 or maybe $200 left … Continue reading A budget that works! How to allocate every single dollar.

Budgeting with my Spouse: Lessons Learned

When I first wrote about budgeting with my significant other , I received some thoughtful feedback from fellow bloggers. This got me thinking about the past month and what I have learned early in the process. First, budgeting together is easier than I thought. I attribute this to the fact that I had created a very … Continue reading Budgeting with my Spouse: Lessons Learned

Budgeting with your significant other

Do you share your money with your spouse or significant other? Do you have one joint account or do you just keep separate accounts and split the bills? Maybe you have a different arrangement. According to Money Habitudes, "73% of individuals have money management styles that are different from their partner’s." I don't find this … Continue reading Budgeting with your significant other