The Cost of a Traditional Wedding: The Engagement Phase

On July 10th, my boyfriend proposed to me while we were on vacation in Ireland.

Financing My Boyfriend’s Dream With My Own

I tried so hard to hide the resentment and worry I felt whenever a joint expense came up. But he knew.

The Argument for Pooling Money in a Relationship

At Longreads, Vanessa Golenia describes what happened when she started dating someone who made significantly less money than she did, and what happened when they decided to combine both their lives and their incomes.

Three Stories on Whose Income Is Going Up and Whose Is Going Down

Plus a bonus story about keeping finances separate after marriage!

Doing Money Series: Why Michelle and Her Husband Budget Separately

We’ve been together for seven years and married for four years now, and didn’t even open joint checking and savings accounts until this past spring.

Throwback Thursday: What I’ve Spent Since I Got My Keys Back From My Ex-Boyfriend

I didn’t realize that getting the keys to my apartment back from the guy who told me he was moving to Germany, then broke up with me, would be more painful than, well, that.

The Cost of a New Relationship

I’ve definitely spent more money in the last few months than when I was single. Being in a new relationship has a way of pushing me to want to experience everything I can with my partner.

Would You Let Your Father’s Girlfriend Pay Off Your Student Loans?

I’m not sure I agree with Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond’s advice.

My Girlfriend and I Don’t Share Clothes — or Health and Beauty Products

The other morning, while showering, I glanced around the tub and couldn’t find face wash.

The Cost of Canceling Our Wedding

Not the marriage. Just the wedding.