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Month: April 2006

Healing from Financial Infidelity

In the last two columns, we’ve focused on financial infidelity and secret spending. This week, let’s look at the good news. Couples can recover from financial infidelity and learn to change the behaviors behind it. In the Healing Money Issues workshops I co-facilitate...

Fertile Ground for Financial Infidelity

Financial infidelity in a relationship is not usually a behavior that suddenly appears out of nowhere. It often develops over time, and it often grows out of or is part of other problems in the relationship. Like other types of infidelity, it leaves evidence for the...

Do You Keep Secrets About Money?

Do you keep secrets from your partner about your money behavior?  If so, you may be guilty of financial infidelity. You may have never even considered such a term, or you may find the very thought offensive. For most of us, the word “infidelity,” used in the...

How Much Happiness is in Your Financial Plan?

A Wall Street Journal article on March 18, 2006, highlighted the work of several researchers, all attempting to quantify what produces happiness. It was of interest to me, since I view financial planning as helping clients use their resources to bring greater peace...