Relationships

Adjusting Your Life to Your Partner’s Career

The big career costs, like one partner quitting a job to move to a place where the other partner has a job, are obvious. But combining your life with another person’s, at its core, has a time cost.

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If You Buy Your Wife a Mansion

Anyway, if you are a man married to a woman, a woman who I guess conveniently has no opinions and desires to give no input on where she spends her life, here is a gift guide for you, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.

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What Marriage (And Remarriage) Has To Do With Money

re-marriage for women is correlated with a number of positives, whereas uggghhhhh staying divorced for a woman can spell d i s a s t e r

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It’s National Singles Day in China, Buy Something!

I walked out of the shower this morning and NPR was like, “Today’s date is November 11th, which is ELEVEN-ELEVEN, ONE-ONE-ONE-ONE…” and I was like, “Wow is this the state of radio today?” I thought they were going to remind me to make a wish.

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Getting Sugar Cereals As A Gift

At nearly $6 a box, the taste of unconditional love comes at an unaffordable price.

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A Passionate Defense of Taco Bell

Fast food is cheap because it’s only made of 3/4 food; the other 1/4 is our childhood memory of how the food should taste.

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Prudie on Having a Starving Artist for a Partner: DTMFA

Talking to the Person is almost always better than Talking about the Person, especially when the Person’s behavior is the problem.

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Link Roundup: A High-Functioning Office is a Neighborhood; Online Dating for Jobs; Shmoozin’

Shmooze more, get fired less.

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The Cost of Legally Changing Your Name

All told, changing my name cost be about three days work and over $300. I am lucky to have the privilege and ability to make this happen to suit myself in my personal and professional life.

I’ll send you a Christmas card.

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Living Together to Save Money

Generally speaking, roommates expect to keep their money separate, since they know the arrangement is temporary. Romance, though, works like peanut butter, slathering everything — especially money — in a sticky layer of complexity that is hard to remove.

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Love and Debt in a Nearly-Dissolved Marriage

My husband should have known what he was getting into.

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