Questions about Love and Money? Come Hang Out with Us!
By Kristin McGrath
February 8, 2013
We know relationships aren’t always about roses and chocolates. Our columnists get too many letters like this one for us to believe that. Sometimes, relationships are about late bills, hidden credit card debt and a partner who won’t stick to a budget.
But, if you and your partner can work together, your relationship can also be about teamwork, support and shared financial goals.
With that in mind, we’re holding a Google Hangout about love and money, and we’ve assembled a panel of experts to answer your questions about finances in relationships. Want to participate? Have a question for our panel? Here’s what you need to know:
Who: Our panel will include Abby Dalton (contributor at Make Love, Not Debt), Joanna and Johnny (the married bloggers behind Our Freaking Budget) and Dale Koppel (author of The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Online Dating). Credit Card Guide Expert at Large Erica Sandberg will be our moderator.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:45 p.m. EST. Can’t make it? Don’t worry. The video will be available on YouTube after the Hangout.
Where: You can tune in on our Google+ page. If you’re already on Google+, please consider adding us to your circles to receive updates.
Have a question? Wondering how to deal with a partner who spends too much — or one who’s obsessively frugal? Want to know which financial red flags to look for when dating? Stressed about merging finances? We’ll keep things anonymous. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, send us a question on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
Until we hang out, here are a few posts from some of our favorite money and relationship blogs to tide you over.
Holly at Club Thrifty confesses how pregnancy can lead to obsessive couponing.
Joanna and Johnny at Our Freaking Budget share their $15 love story.
Couple Money stresses the importance of having the right financial attitude before buying a house.
Dinks Finance has some advice for making a budget with a partner.
Tackling Our Debt suggests some fun, inexpensive ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day.
Make Love, Not Debt describes how expensive it is to catch the electronics bug.