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Live in the Present, Plan for the Future

Being present. Living in the moment. These important aspects of personal and spiritual growth may sound simple and attractive, but they are far more difficult to practice than they seem. Living in the moment doesn’t mean ignoring the consequences of past events or avoiding planning for the future. Being present includes attaching appropriate weight to […]

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DIY Prenup a Tool for Engaged Couples

Here’s a quick quiz on money and marriage. Which of the following engaged couples needs a prenuptial agreement about finances? A. He’s a wealthy celebrity with several previous marriages; she’s decades younger with no wealth to speak of. B. Both are in their 50’s, with successful careers, substantial net worth, and adult children from previous […]

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More on Money and Marriage

To marry or not to marry? This isn’t a decision to make on financial grounds, but the choice certainly has financial consequences. My column a few weeks ago about laws that provide financial incentives not to marry drew a great many comments. The points several commenters made are included in this follow-up. The example I […]

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Money and Marriage, Can It Ever Be Easy?

Many couples agree one of the most problematic areas of their coupleship is the topic of money.  I can’t tell you the number of couples that have told me, “Our relationship is great in every department, except money.  We just can’t talk too long about money before getting into an argument.” If this statement is […]

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Couples Financial Therapy Workshop Debuts

After talking about doing a financial therapy workshop just for couples for seven years, I am excited that tonight is the debut of the (to my knowledge) first such workshop. Similar to the vision I had for years about doing therapy with individuals around their money issues, I’ve had the vision of doing therapy with […]

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