If you wanted to leave some money to your children, how would you split it between them? You could come up with numbers based upon their likely need for help. Or you could simply divide it equally…after all you love them all, well…equally. Equal distribution is probably the most common way of dividing assets. Yet, what about the situation where one of the kids is very successful financially and has no need for your money? What message does an unequal gift send?
Dear Emma, I started dating the most amazing woman a few months ago. It’s going so well that I feel she’s going to ask me to marry her soon. The problem is that I’m too embarrassed to tell her that my credit is in the toilet. We’re both professional, successful women, but [...]
Ultimately, this discussion was not so much about who should pay, but more about the feelings that can arise around money based on each person’s past experiences and beliefs. Projecting these emotions onto the situation without examining them can derail the relationship before it even gets started.
Being a relative newcomer to dating, I’ve been intrigued with how people get to know one another and what they look for in a prospective mate. Often, people are adamant about being with someone who shares their political and religious beliefs, yet fail to have any discussion about money. The "money conversation" can be harder [...]
Writing an article on gender differences and money has the potential to get under people’s skin. Money is a sensitive topic. Making general statements about the sexes and how they tend to handle money seems fraught with peril.