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Another Cautionary Tale

  We women are taught that –especially in marriage–we are to serve men. What rubbish! What a trap!   This isn’t to say that the woman shouldn’t contribute. But what’s really happening can be a lot more complicated than we think it is. Here’s a true story told to me by […]

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The Quit Claim Deed

  The Quit Claim Deed When David and I consulted a financial advisor in preparation for starting a family, we started our journey into the unknown world of money. Buy a house,” the advisor said. “We don’t have enough income to qualify for a mortgage,” we said. “Pay cash for […]

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My Story About Money 1: Introduction

Have you ever had someone say to you, “It’s not about the money, it’s the principle of the thing.” They’re lying. It is absolutely about the money–and it’s also about the principle of the thing.  The principle of the thing is embedded in the money.  We humans have such a […]

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My Story About Money 2: The Blue Bicycle

When David and I married we were both in school and I had a blue bicycle that I rode to and from class. I am not the most physically balanced person in the world and I had to try a lot of bikes before I found one I was comfortable […]

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A Cautionary Tale

    While I am shopping for produce a woman asks me, “Are there any blueberries?” “I think there’s one box left, over there.” I point to a nearby shelf. “I’m only eating soft fruit,” she continues. “My husband just died.” “I’m sorry,” I respond. She adds, “ He was […]

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My Story About Money 3: I Don’t Know if I Love You

We have been married about a year and a half, and David says to me, out of the blue,  “I don’t know if I love you.” Wow!  If he doesn’t know, I’m not going to try to convince him. This time, my response is instant: “OK. I’m moving to a […]

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Marriage is not for Everyone

True story: After one fairly long marriage and subsequent divorce, a wise and aware woman develops a partnership with the man of her dreams. They decide to move to a distant location that supports them both. Although traditionally it has been the choice of many women to go where the […]

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