I Knew My Relationship Was Doomed When My Boyfriend Revealed He Didn’t Know How Credit Works

“Yeah, I just leave a little unpaid every month. That’s a good way to increase your credit.”

Paying for Touch

I recently paid for my first massage since moving to New York City three years ago.

Should I Let My Parents Subsidize My Life?

It isn’t easy for me to say no—or for them to hear it.

How Nextdoor Saves Me—and My Neighbors—Money

There are a few things that Nextdoor has going for it.

Learning to Accept Money From Others Has Helped Me Heal From Abuse

That night, I received nearly $200 in donations, and had no idea how to react other than to say “thank you” as humbly as I could and purchase my ticket out of town.

Thirty, Dating, and Broke

How do you tell someone that you’ve just started dating that your financial situation is… underwhelming?

Credit Scores Are the New Hotness

Literally, according to a study by Discover and Match.com.

I Paid Off My Husband’s Student Loans

“You know,” I said casually one day, “it would make more sense for me to pay those off than for you to keep paying 7 percent interest on them.”

I Sent My Ex-Boyfriend Money for Three Years After We Broke Up

He had loaned me $3,986.83, and I wanted to pay it back.

Moving to Brooklyn for Love

The first few years I lived in New York, my friends and I had a joke that I hated going to Brooklyn.

How to Trick Your Date Into Revealing Their Financial Status

Ask them about their family.

The Lies We Tell the People We Love

When you start dating someone, it’s hard to trust them with the truth about your—or your family’s—financial situation.

Today’s Ask A Manager Is the Best Ask A Manager Ever

“I ghosted my ex, and she’s about to be my new boss.”

Why I’m Not Combining My Money With My Partner’s

Or, how our parents’ experiences affect the way we handle money in relationships.

Trading a Friend for a Couch

When friends become roommates.

On Money and Men

The longer we were together, the more I realized that just because someone is smart doesn’t mean they’re automatically smart with money.

On Joint Accounts and Cappuccinos

When you share a bank account, how do you treat each other?

This Is About Change

I collect those souvenir pennies that you get by placing fifty-one cents into a machine at a tourist attraction and turning a big crank.

When You’re On a First Date, Who Pays?

The Why Oh Why podcast asks the question—and gets several different answers.

My 99-Year-Old Grandma Still Gives Me Money

I’m in my mid-thirties now, married with two kids on a different continent, and her checks still appear in my dormant Australian account with regularity.

What It’s Like to Apartment-Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score

Sure enough, a few days later the agent who was processing our application sent us a puzzled email: how could a gainfully employed 27-year-old possibly be missing from every single credit database?

Debt Free by the Big Day

I wanted to pay off all my credit card debt by our wedding day.

My Boyfriend Makes 5x My Salary: How the Fun Budget Saved Our Relationship

I finally plucked up the courage to have a Conversation About Money. I appreciated the invites and loved spending time together, I told him, but this lifestyle was out of my price range.

We Are Still Here: A Story of Love and Recession

I saw the same warning signs as everybody else. I remember standing in my mom’s living room watching CNN as the oil prices started climbing higher and higher while the stock market started tanking.

The Five Money Questions We Answered Before We Got Married

When my partner and I decided to get married, we didn’t ask our parents for a blessing or go see a spiritual adviser—we went to see a financial adviser.