Couples Money

Finding the Best Medicare Advantage Plan

January 22, 2014

. . . Did you know Medicare has a rating system that evaluates health plans based on dozens of quality measures and patient experiences? Very few plans receive the top Medicare rating. Out of 563 Medicare Advantage plans for 2013, only 11 plans with prescription drug benefits earned the top five-star rating. Six of those […]

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Six Telltale Signs of M.A.D. (Money Anxiety Disorder)

August 31, 2010

From Harper’s Bazaar to US to People magazine, Bristol Palin has made the loop from single to engaged and back again, from buying her own townhouse to moving back in with her parents. Hollis Colquhoun, an expert on “financial self-defense” for women, says Bristol’s story illustrates the need for women to take control of their […]

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Money Trumps Children and In-Laws as Top Source of Relationship Stress, Finds New American Express Survey

June 15, 2010

91 PERCENT OF COUPLES FIND REASONS TO AVOID TALKING ABOUT FINANCES; ONLY 43 PERCENT DISCUSSED MONEY BEFORE MARRIAGE NEW YORK— June 10, 2010 – According to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, nearly one-in-three (30%) couples say finances cause the most stress in their relationship, followed distantly by intimacy (11%), their children (9%) […]

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Important Financial Discussions to have Before Marriage

May 31, 2010

Financial problems have long been a trouble area in many marriages and the current economic crisis is stretching even more people to the emotional breaking point. The resulting frustration can certainly take a toll on marriages, which is why it’s important to have financial discussions before walking down the aisle. Practitioner, Financial Planner Julie […]

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