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Puzzling Financial Ramifications of Marriage

Statistics show that married people tend to become wealthier over the length of a lifespan.  While this makes sense (shared expenses, probably more apt to engage in financial planning), there are some puzzling ramifications of marriage for younger folks that I often hear discussed.  So, yes, married people have more money later in life, but what about right after getting married?
One of our single friends recently made the comment that it seemed like all of his friends when they get married immediately get poorer as a result.
Now, obviously this person …

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Women & Finances is a new series written by a 20-something about her financial journey. Her columns will be appearing weekly here at 20smoney.com. You can read her other articles by visiting the Women & Finances category.
One way I have tried to cut back my spending recently is in the make-up department. I am an expensive make-up junkie that has not exactly been rehabilitated, but has been on the search for what make up and skin care products it’s okay to skimp and go cheap with. I …

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Women & Finances is a new series written by a 20-something about her financial journey. Her columns will be appearing weekly here at 20smoney.com. You can read her other articles by visiting the Women & Finances category.
Start holiday shopping now! Instead of running out last minute and spending top dollar for whatever you can find with time pressure to buy, keep the people you will be buying for in mind as early as right now. If you happen to stumble upon a great deal that reminds you of a family …

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Women & Finances is a new series written by a 20-something about her financial journey. Her columns will be appearing weekly here at 20smoney.com. You can read her other articles by visiting the Women & Finances category.
At some point in the past few years I tired of the mindless yapping of skeezy radio deejays and their discussions about celebrity gossip and sexual positions. I am now a full-fledged convert to AM talk radio. Not only does it provide news and intellectual stimulation for a stay-at-home mom while …

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Women & Finances is a new series written by a 20-something about her financial journey. Her columns will be appearing weekly here at 20smoney.com. You can read her other articles by visiting the Women & Finances category.
Just when I thought I had somewhat conquered my crazy spending habits and my husband and I ceased to fight about money on a weekly basis, two pink lines appeared on the pregnancy test. Nine months later, we decided to sacrifice my income so that I could stay at home with …

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Women & Finances is a new series written by a 20-something about her financial journey.  Her columns will be appearing weekly here at 20smoney.com.  You can read her other articles by visiting the Women & Finances category.

I’ll be honest. My past spending habits are a source of personal embarrassment and discussing them certainly risks perpetuating negative gender stereotypes about women. It’s true, as a woman I have the uncanny ability to look into a closet packed with hundreds of garments and shoes and see absolutely nothing to wear. …