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4 steps couples can take to prevent conflict when one partner is a spender and the other is a saver

Julia Naftulin •
Business Insider

Money has a way of driving rifts in relationships, especially romantic ones. A study of 4,500 couples even found that money-related arguments were the most intense fights couples had, no matter their income or debt levels. “Arguments about money are the top predictor for divorce because it happens at all levels,” lead researcher Sonya Britt, assistant


4 ways to support COVID-weary employees

Dina Gerdeman •
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge
FG Trade

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the workplace with no end in sight, leaving business leaders to struggle with a wide variety of challenges, including keeping staff members happily engaged—and employed. To make sense of the pandemic’s impact on workers—both on their day-to-day roles, as well as their mental well-being—a forthcoming article in American Psychologist


6 ways to increase the value of your home without spending an excessive amount of money, according to real estate experts

Elle Hardy •
Business Insider
Wojciech Kozielczyk

The average American holds the majority of their wealth in their home, according to 2019 data published by researchers at the US Census Bureau, but at the same time mortgages comprise some 68% of American household debt, The Brookings Institution reported in the same year. With many real estate forecasters estimating that the COVID-19 pandemic


When your parents need financial help

Next Avenue •

Often, adult children need some money from their parents. But what do you do when your parents need financial help? You won’t be alone. According to a 2019 study by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, 8% of Gen Xers and 3% of boomers say supporting their parents is a current financial priority. If it’s


A financial planner shares 4 simple but critical budgeting tips for managing money during COVID-19

Natalie Taylor •
Business Insider
Tom Werner

From layoffs, salary cuts, and missed bonuses to canceled travel plans, working out at home, and spending less at restaurants, almost every one of my clients has experienced budget changes due to COVID-19.  For some, it’s meant going from having a surplus to focusing on making ends meet. And for others, it’s meant socking away