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.
On Love and Cohabitation
Today’s must-read essay comes from Carolita Johnson at Longreads, in which she “tallies the costs and benefits of love and cohabitation as a woman artist living in a patriarchy.”