Category: Partners Are People Too

Spouses, life partners, and business partners need to cooperate on financial matters, especially regarding sensitive topics such as life insurance. Here I offer some of the fruits of over 30 years of happy marriage to help your decision-making dynamics run more smoothly.

Why Stay-at-Home Moms Need LOTS of Life Insurance

I am a big advocate of men and women both having careers. However, I am a bigger advocate of children getting the parenting they need. That is why I applaud those households in which Mom can stay home with the…
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How to Find Your Financial Harmony

Finding harmony in our lives often seems like a lofty idea.                   …
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The Gift of Growing Together

But of course the marriages of our favorite stars get tested all the time. They do face all kinds of trials. Like you and me, they have to get down and face reality to make the best of it. Or,…
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Marriage and Friendship

People are connecting these days in a multitude of ways. Social media technology is making a lot of it happen. At the same time, more traditional forums are being reevaluated for their potential to bond with others… …and believe it…
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What They Knew 60 Years Ago

You probably don’t think there’s much to learn from marriages sixty years ago. A lot has changed since then. Today we have many marriages in which both spouses have careers. Nannies and babysitters are virtual members of the family. Same-gender…
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“Early” Marriage is a Bad Idea

How do you know when you’re ready for marriage? Different cultures have different customs and laws with regards to marriage. In some places, early or child marriage is prevalent. This practice often offends Western sensibilities. Unfortunately, studies have also shown…
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How to Unknowingly Kill Your Marriage

Are you unintentionally destroying your spouse? We often slip up into thinking that tackling the “big stuff” in life is the hard job. Once you’ve got those issues taken care of, it’s easy to overlook the (very important) “small stuff.”…
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Marriage is not cheap.

You may know some people who think that marriage is a quick and easy way to get the romantic, carefree life they’ve always wanted. They think that marriage is a way to make life easier. To a certain extent that’s…
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Googling Autism

Do you know someone who’s autistic? Chances are that you do. One out of every sixty-eight Americans is on the autistic spectrum. It’s true that a general understanding of the spectrum has only very recently hit mainstream awareness. However, I think…
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How Can You Be a Better Boss?

Leadership isn’t easy. A lot goes into organizing and inspiring a team, overseeing and delegating tasks, and making course corrections in light of the results. I think that we’ve all benefited a lot over the past decades from the increased…
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