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Love and Money: One Week To Better Financial Relationships

Kathryn Tuggle  |  February 15, 2021

Sit back, relax, and break open a box of candy hearts for inspiration as we tackle all things love and money, together.

At HerMoney, we’ve always got you. Through thick and thin. Rich and poor. Whether you’re single, partnered, and everything in between. And we know that while love and money can intertwine in blissful harmony, they often mix about as well as oil and water … And we want you to have more blissful harmony and less oil-and-water, please and thank you.

Every Valentine’s Day, we’re surrounded by heart-shaped cards and candies, roses, candles, and everything red and pink imaginable. All of which serves as a reminder that our relationships should be prioritized, and all that “love in the air” is a many-splendored thing. And it is. But love is hardly one-size-fits-all. There’s no single best way of successfully managing money in a relationship, which is one reason why it’s Just. So. Complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. 

We were thrilled when so many of you us joined for our 2021 “Love & Money” week, where we explored how we can succeed in financial relationships with our partners, our parents, our friends, our children and most importantly, with ourselves.

If you didn’t sign up, never fear! Below is a rundown on all the stories you missed. To ensure you never miss a future program, sign up to join HerMoney’s weekly newsletter here, and we’ll keep you in the loop.

To the moon and back,

The HerMoney team

Day 1: Why Modern Dating Is In Crisis

Dating apps have given us limitless possibilities for new partners right at our fingertips, yet the majority of women say their dating lives aren’t going well. Why? Perhaps modern dating is in crisis. On this week’s HerMoney podcast, we hear from author Jon Birger whose new book: Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are in Charge, offers important insights on how women are more in charge than we realize, why we may want to ditch apps altogether, and where we should be looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right.

READ: Why Did My Mortgage Feel So Much More Serious Than My Marriage? 

Day 2: The Best Self Care Gifts That Will Actually Help You Reach Your Goals

Sure, a box of chocolates that you devour in one sitting or a dozen roses will definitely brighten your day, but purchasing something that can help you meet your life goals is even sweeter. We put together this list of some of our favorite self-care gifts so the next time you’re looking to treat yourself you can reach for the kind of gift that keeps on giving. (And if you’re treating the LOYL check out 12 amazing gifts under $50).

Day 3: The Definitive 2021 Couples Guide To Money

The past year has been one giant stress-test for relationships. One financial advisor says requests for divorce planning advice jumped by 50% in the last half of 2020. Making sure you’re on the same page with your partner is so important for the health of your relationship. In this guide, we talk about combining accounts or keeping them separate, who will manage the bills, how to coordinate investing strategies, the best ways to pay off debt — and how to talk about all of it.

LISTEN: HerMoney Podcast Episode 241: Leaving Work To Care For Loved Ones

Day 4:  4 Powerful Ways Investing In Your Financial Future Is A Form Of Self Care

As you celebrate all the forms of love in your life this year, don’t forget your most important connection — the one you have with yourself. At HerMoney, we often talk about self care and the importance of daily rituals to heal and transform. But self care goes well beyond a weekly bubble bath (although that’s an excellent idea) or a day at the spa. Did you ever think about how investing in your financial future is an important form of self care?

LISTEN: HerMoney Podcast Bonus Mailbag #19: Love & Money Special 

Day 5: 6 Ways Real Couples Are Successfully Managing Their Money

What’s the best way of successfully managing money in a relationship? There isn’t one. The right way is the one that works for you. It requires ongoing communication – and honesty – with your partner. The ability to say, “Hon, I’m feeling like we need to tweak this a little bit.” Here’s a look at how these (real!) life partners are happily managing their funds. Hopefully their stories will offer some inspiration for how you can, too.


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