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The business of dealing with China's cheating husbands

by Jennifer Pak May 28, 2018
Scorned wives can pay experts tens of thousands of dollars to make their husband's mistresses break off the affair.
A man uses his mobile phone for messaging in an underpass in Beijing 20 July 2004.
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China's "professional" pick-up artists

by Jennifer Pak May 22, 2018
Services promise men can get women even if they're not tall, handsome or rich.
Dating expert Cheng Zhen talks with three of his fans who caught the bullet train just to see him.
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A Baltimore program tries to help unmarried couples with children build more stable relationships

by Amy Scott Dec 12, 2017
There's a marriage divide in the US that's leaving many working-class and poor kids "doubly disadvantaged," a researcher says.
Tanisha Asamu (left) and Robert Johnson pick up their kids after a relationship class at Baltimore's Center for Urban Families.
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Just how expensive are those wedding bells?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jul 25, 2017
Let's do the numbers on marriage.
Cupid's Wedding Chapel sign is seen on display in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
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Study: Millennials still struggling with student debt and underemployment

by Jana Kasperkevic Jul 4, 2017
Just in case there was any doubt.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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What corporate bankruptcy can teach us about morality

by David Brancaccio Jun 27, 2017
'The Wisdom of Finance' aims to discover the humanity at the heart of high finance.
Greek tragedies — like that of, say, Orestes — can teach us a lot about bankruptcy.
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Why do welfare funds go to marriage counseling?

by Krissy Clark May 31, 2016
Our new podcast, "The Uncertain Hour" looks at the sometimes surprising places welfare cash ends up.
Instructors Cynthia Rayford and Scott Roby conduct a marriage counseling class in Oklahoma. 
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Honey, I shrank our bank account (and didn't tell you)

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 3, 2016
Some 13 million Americans hide an account from their spouse or partner.
Some 13 million Americans hide an account from their spouse or partner.
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The Transaction: The Bar Tab

by Eliza Mills and Tommy Andres Oct 9, 2015
Two strangers, a bathroom emergency and an unpaid bar tab.

The hidden costs of marriage

by Austin Cross Jun 19, 2015
Financial planner Jill Schlesinger crunches the numbers.

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