How Do You Cope With Uncertainty in a Relationship?

One of my readers recently confessed that she's having an affair with a younger man. She hasn't had sex with her husband in years - they love each other, but not as husband wife....more

Have You Created Something That Is a Great Gift - and Do You Sell It?

If you created something that would make a great gift, here’s your chance to promote it for free on my gift giving blog, Quips and Tips for Giving Gifts! How will you promote, describe, advertise your product? By writing an article about it for my gift giving blog. The idea behind Quips and Tips for Giving Gifts is to help readers buy the right gifts for the right people – gifts that will be appreciated and valued! After all, what feels better than knowing you gave the best gift ever?...more

What Makes Your Life Meaningful?

What makes your life joyful, deep, and meaningful?I'm looking for ways to broaden my life, make it better. My husband and I don't have kids....do kids make life meaningful? Volunteer work? Paid work? What makes you happy, and glad to get up in the morning?Blessings, LaurieWriter and Creator of:Quips & Tips for Money & LoveQuips & Tips for Giving Gifts...more

How to Stop Energy Vampires From Bleeding You Dry

No, this kitty isn't an energy vampire - nor will she bleed you dry! ...more

I Want Financial Security! 5 Mindful Ways to Attract More Money

Attracting more money into your life isn't just about cutting coupons and brown bagging it to work! It's your mindset and attitude that can make a huge difference in cash flow...and that's what these tips are all about. Psychology....more

Using money as a motivator for mindfulness seems a bit limiting ( like trying to sell a Porsche ...more

Do you lie to your partner about money? 5 ways to 'fess up

One of my friends earns a bit 'o money from blogging, and gets paid through PayPal. She doesn't tell her husband about this -- he has no idea she's got this stash of cash!Is she lying about money? You better believe it. Financial infidelity is more common than you think -- and it ranges from lying about the cost of a $50 pair of shoes to hiding a $500,000 investment that went sour. ...more

When Your Office Romance Tanks: 5 Ways to Survive a Breakup

Breaking up isn't on anybody's bucket list, but -- ready or not -- it happens. It's especially difficult when you have to see your ex at meetings, in the office hallways, and in the lunchroom or cafeteria. My friend Tamara dated a coworker for six months. He decided things weren't working out, and broke up with her (a month before Christmas, two months after she was diagnosed with a semi-serious health problem. Bastard!). ...more

Want to Write a Book or Blog Post? 6 Ways to Write Better

We all have a story to tell -- and writing that story may be the most creative, interesting thing we ever do! Even if we write a book and it never gets published, we still reap massive rewards from the act of writing.But even if we're "only" writing for ourselves, or if we're writing blog posts that only our family members read, we want to write well. Good writing is easy to read and understand, and brings the reader alongside for the ride. ...more

5 Money Resolutions Couples Should Never Set

'Tis the season to start thinking of your New Year's Resolutions! Maybe this is the year you get your finances in order once and for all...Have you heard of "The Money Couple"? Scott and Bethany Palmer are financial experts with tons of tricks up their sleeves -- all to do with managing love and money. In this article, they share five financial resolutions that a couple should never set....more

How to Help Loved Ones Who Need Money - Without Lending It!

My sister is a terrific spender: she doesn't think twice about buying $200 jeans, $150 haircuts, and $25,000 vehicles. And it's not like she has the money -- she's in debt up to her perfectly plucked eyebrows....more