Sunday, September 14, 2008

Love and Money

The BaltAmour blog from The Baltimore Sun makes good points in Of love and money - Tales of love, like, and everything in between:

The stories of other women in Anderson's piece (which was linked to via U.S. News) not only illustrate the strain that finances can put on a break-up decision, but also show a bit about the inner workings of some women's minds. She talks about at least two women who are staying with their current boyfriend because, even though the spark isn't there, those men still provide stability:
“I really couldn’t afford to live alone even if I wanted to,” she says. In the end, staying with Jordan was the obvious choice. “We have the best time together,” she says. “He’s artistic, smart, funny. And he’s also stable. He has seen me at my worst, when I’m moody and crying. I just don’t know if Michael would be able to handle that.”

"Anderson and others' stories also serve up a financial moral: Always be prepared. Whether it's a prenuptial agreement or a separate account for your own emergencies. Sure, it can be an emotional mine field, but if you can negotiate money and love, you're already a step ahead."
All good reasons to be thinking of whether the final result is a a cohabitation agreement, a prenuptial agreement or a post-nuptial agreement.

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