Financial abuse is the most hidden, and the most frequent. form of domestic violence. Here’s what you need to know to identify. address, and …
I supported my parents more than half my life because I genuinely believed my parents loved me and I wanted to help them. Turns out, Momloved me, but Dad? He skated on the strength of her love and sacrifice which was so strong he could mimic both just from the reflected glow.
I share these harsh details to express that I know why I started off slow financially and why I used to treat money like it’s worthless. It was used against me, it was kept from me, and aside from the candy bar instance or my mom’s gambling issues, it wasn’t discussed.
But what it came down to was the fact that the toll of being the sole income earner (while he failed to contribute to the relationship in any significant way) was seriously impacting my well-being – physical, mental, emotional. Stress is a killer. It finds its way out, one way or another.
My break up fund was essentially my year-end bonus that I was 100% planning to put to any other use you could think of rather than helping me crutch my way out of an emotionally abusive and manipulative relationship.
Kicking people when they’re down is an ugly look and for those personal finance influencers who choose to continue to do that-you need to check your hearts. How is this helpful?
What I’m asking you is to just consider for a moment that there may be more to the story than meets the eye. You make fun of their fancy car, but what if they inherited that car from a parent who recently died?
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Don’t let boredom become an excuse to break your budget. Fun doesn’t have to come with a price tag or at the expense of your long-term financial goals.
I’m a firm believer that just because you’re trying to get out of debt, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. And
And along comes this exciting concept, where if you put a bunch of money in, and you could talk other people into joining you, that everybody could make a lot of money. And it was all cash, and it was all fast, and it was all fun, and very optimistic and exciting.
Marriage (or any long-term relationship) is difficult enough on its own. By removing money as a possible point of contention, we feel like we have a stronger baseline partnership.
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I’m going to argue that your natural spending habits are actually a pretty minor factor in whether your relationship will be successful. If a couple has one person that’s a spender and one person that’s a saver, it can actually be beneficial to both parties.
Over 44 million people in the United States have student loan debt. If you’re paying off student loans, we’re right there with you! These …