I was raised in the United States by a macho and driven Latino father. His ways were confusing for me as a woman and my role in relationships when it came to money.
“You need a man to take care of you,” he’d preach.
In the next breath, he’d say, “You need to be able to take care of yourself.”
My mother, however, taught me to be independent in relationships while still comprising. She wanted me to make my own money and work with a partner in all aspects of a relationship. Unfortunately, that isn’t always easy. Like I did, other women receive mixed messages regarding financial management and freedom. That’s why some women are gold diggers while others focus on making money for themselves.
So, how can we be financially responsible when in a relationship? How do we handle money with our boo? Here are some tips to help you budget wisely with your man while still enjoying your relationship.
Kattya Servellon is a 23-year-old lifestyle and relationship blogger and beauty guru living the life in NYC. Get to know her on her blog, ByKattya.