I wanted to change my husband

This post is not mine; it’s by Pam Satran, originally published in Parenting magazine. I just loved it! Enjoy.
Book cover. NOT the book mentioned here.
Book cover. NOT the book mentioned here.

I wanted to change my husband. Not in any huge way. He doesn’t have any horrible habits – blowing his paycheck on the ponies, sleeping with my relatives – that I needed to break him of. I wasn’t out to make him taller, or smarter, or sexier.

No, it was tweaking he needed, improvement of the usual marital kind.

What if, for instance, I could get him to do more around the house? Get him to adore doing dishes, relish handling the taxes? What if I could make him a masseur? A touch more patient and a tad more thoughtful – a little more prompt and a bit more cuddly?

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Relationship advice: money problems and issues

eyes moneyImagine that: even rich couples have money issues. Every couple does. You and your partner will be no exception – especially if you two are still fresh and still discovering each other – because couples just have issues. No way around it.

Lack of money is not the only reason for couples fighting about money. If it were so, then poor couples would account for most of the financial disagreements while wearlthy couples would live happily ever after. But as you can see, the social and financial status of a couple cannot be used as an indicator of how happy the partners are.

So if rich couples fight about money as much as poor couples, then… what do we do?

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Get rich by saving money? 5 mistakes to avoid


Are you saving like a moron? Because if you are, you are never getting rich. Here are the top 5 mistakes that might stand in your way of getting rich by saving.

Saving mistake #1 (read carefully)

Getting rich by saving
Getting rich by saving

If you had ten buckets to fill with water, using only a cup, how would you do it? Fill the cup, then pour a little in each bucket from 1 to 10? Or pour the whole cup in bucket #1 again and again till it’s full, and then move on to #2?

(Well duh. Of course you’d work on a single bucket.)

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10 tips: Improve your chance of getting rich

Dream bubble
Dream bubble. Src: Google images

One winter night in Sofia, all dorms were dark except for one: ours.

Sitting in bed in our pajamas, my roomies and I were talking about how we’ll decorate our houses some day. Imagination knows no limits: we talked about pools and gardens and romantic dark bedrooms.

We chirped well into the little hours, and then my roommate said: “You know guys, no one ever sees themselves being poor in the future. Everyone imagines they are rich, or at least much better from now. But it doesn’t always turn that way.”

I could hear our three dream bubbles go pop, pop, pop.

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