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Getting Taken to the Cleaners, the Poorhouse, or Worse–to Jail

As much as your friends and family would love to protect you, it’s really your own job to avoid being betrayed financially, as you’re the one who has all the clues. Be your own detective regarding financially improper or criminal behavior. But how do you read those clues, and what should you be looking for? […]

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Money Matters in Couple Relationships: Getting Taken to the Cleaners, the Poorhouse, or Worse–to Jail

In my series of posts on Money Matters in Couple Relationships, I wrote several entries regarding how to avoid financial betrayal, and gave some general pieces of advice, as you can see there. I warned in those posts against ignorance of financial matters in a relationship, much as a person might like to abdicate financial responsibility. […]

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Money Matters in Couple Relationships–Avoid Financial Betrayal: Getting Taken to the Cleaners, the Poorhouse, or Worse–to Jail, ct’d

Some more stories and what to watch out for: A couple decides to go into business together. The husband has all the training–he offers practice management seminars for dentists. The word around town is that he’s an excellent dentist–and a strong teacher. The wife, who previously had worked at the front desk of his office, has […]

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Money Matters in Couple Relationships–Avoid Financial Betrayal, ct’d

Besides the more elaborate and dramatic financial narratives, there are scenarios that can be covered in several sentences, but that should serve as models of what to look out for, or what can happen to the person who isn’t looking out. For example, an 80-year-old widow is filled with fear, rage, sadness and shame. She […]

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