Dating Using Discounts

Meaghan: Mike! I just read an excellent article on the Date Report that cites you as a couponing expert. Or um, quotes you about your couponing-while-dating philosophy.

The Things Retirement Calculators Leave Out

In the Financial Times, "undercover economist" Tim Hartford talks about the unforeseen costs that retirement calculators seem to leave out.

Help, I Have a Date and No Money

I have a date tonight and $3 in my checking account and no credit left available on my credit cards and it's literally too late to back out. WWYD?!?

I Don’t Want to Fight About Money With My Boyfriend, So I Don’t Have a Boyfriend

"In order to never endure a relationship stressed by financial concerns, well, I've had to never endure a relationship."

A Shore Thing for Valentine’s Day

How does one meet such a momentous occasion at such an early stage of romance?

A First Date Without Baggage

Clara Bensen’s romance with Jeff began in the traditional manner: through a dating site on the internet. Where their story strays from the typical “meet for drinks, go home together, never speak again” experience is how they planned their batshit crazy first date.

As Clara recounts in an essay for Salon, the burgeoning couple met at the Houston airport and hopped on a flight to Istanbul together for their first date—with no luggage, no itinerary, and a return flight scheduled 21 days later.

A Conversation About Power, Sex, and Money

A discussion: What is it that happens with money in relationships? I’ve seen it with my parents, with friends: with the exception of infidelity, no one thing has wrenched apart more couples than money, and the value judgments, petty arguments, and power struggles that come with it.

I’m Not Saying I’m a Gold Digger, But You’ve Got to Be Able to Buy Your Own Beer

Dating is hard.

Money and Dating

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Guardian interviewed a dozen or so young people about the financial strain of dating, and how personal finances affect their relationships. Yes, please:

Interview With a Woman Who Wants to Pay for Her Boyfriend But He Won’t Let Her

Claire Brown is a name I made up for a girl who likes to go out to eat, but her boyfriend doesn't.

Would You Date a Man with a 24K Gold Shirt?

Here is a story about an Indian man who spent $22,500 on a solid gold shirt to get the attention of women.

Q+A With a Man Who Used a Matchmaker

Deborah is instinctively brilliant. She doesn't treat her clients—who I'm sure are all very wealthy—as a check. My friends and I have had no issues with her. We love her.