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Financial Stress: What it is, When it Strikes and Strategies to Cope

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You may think you’ve got your life and finances under control, but financial stress is sneaky like that. You think it’s normal, just a part of “living life,” but it’s not. Financial stress is actually a kissing cousin to your garden-variety, run-of-the-mill anxiety.    What is financial stress?   Here is how it manifests in […]

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Moving in With Your Boyfriend? Here’s 30 Questions to Answer First

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So, you’re seriously considering moving in with your boyfriend. But how do you know if you, your relationship, and (most importantly) your finances are ready? Moving in together can have significant financial benefits, but there are drawbacks since you and your relationship aren’t financially protected by the legalities of marriage or a domestic partnership.   While […]

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Money Advice for Newlyweds: The 45 Tips I’m Using to Prep for Marriage

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LB Note: With my own wedding coming up on December 30th, 2018, I thought I’d dust off this post and give it a refresh. It’s more food-for-thought for myself, but I thought readers would enjoy it as well. Thanks again to everyone in the FinCon Facebook group for their thoughtful advice and help creating this […]

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How to Make New Friends in Your 20’s and 30’s (Without being Awkward AF)

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It’s easy to feel lonely in your 20’s and 30’s: having roommates begins to lose its appeal, and between work, taking care of yourself, and people coupling up like crazy, your network steadily begins to shrink. I am no stranger to this “I don’t have any friends,” feeling. When I moved back from NYC in […]

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