Funny how songs have a habit of popping into our heads. I was wondering why this song – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers popped into my head this morning as I was walking from the train to the office.
A lot of our week has been meeting with women in business. They’re busy building their businesses, looking after their children and their homes. Then at the end of the day, they are just too tired to relax and enjoy the time they have with their partners. Continue reading
Research has shown that around 70% of all relationship breakups are contributed to money. Lack of trust and communication are at the heart of both issues.
OK, this is not a particularly nice subject but it is reality. And with a little bit of forethought couples can avoid this disaster. Continue reading
What do I mean when I say you need to know your numbers? Let me explain.
You pull out your favourite pair of jeans that you haven’t worn for a while and you can’t quite get the zip up. No, they haven’t shrunk, you have expanded (put on weight…). So you decide to do something about it.
Off you go to the gym (or Weight Watchers) and what is the one of first thing that happens? You get weighed, then the measured and body fat pinchers come out. At the end of that first session, you know your numbers! Continue reading
When we think of financial abuse the picture that pops into your mind is probably the same as mine; the elderly person with over aggressive family members (or carers) forcing them to hand over their savings and leaving them with nothing.
This does happen, unfortunately it features in the media all too often. But there is also another, maybe even darker type of financial abuse happening and that’s to intelligent women (~70% of financial abuse cases are women). They are left with nothing because their partners have financially abused them and left. Continue reading
It’s your first date, you have had a lovely meal and the bill arrives. What happens next?
According to a survey by Nerdwallet in 2014 (1,000 respondents in the USA who are in a relationship) 77.4% believe that the man should pick up the tab. It looks as though traditional gender roles when it comes to money are alive.
Both men and women think this, but men are a little more likely to think this way. Continue reading
I want to talk about and plan our money, but my partner doesn’t!
Are you feeling nagged or hounded by your partner about money? It can be very frustrating for you both when one of you wants to talk about money and the other one doesn’t.
Here are a few reasons that this can happen and what you can do about it. Continue reading
This may seem an odd question, but it is one I ask all the couples we work with and invariably they look at each other and say, “probably our parents.”
Then I see their eyes light up as they realise how exciting it will be when they are living their own lives and making their own choices.
By now you are probably imaging a couple who live at one of their parent’s home and are still supported by Mum and Dad. Surely that must be what I mean when I ask are you living your relationship. But no, that isn’t what I mean. Let me explain. Continue reading