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    The New Marriage Gap Between Rich and Poor


    Documenting two centuries of work and family trends, Labor’s Love Lost examines how:

    · The male-breadwinner family is a historical anomaly—not the American norm: Despite its outsized place in the American imagination, the idea of the middle class male-breadwinner family is an anomaly in American history.

    · Economic inequality and the marriage gap go hand-in-hand: Cherlin documents how the marriage gap between the well-to-do and working-class Americans expands during times of high income inequality, drawing new connections between the present day and the “Gilded Age” of the late nineteenth century.

    · American children experience the highest rates of family turnover in the developed world: Large numbers of American children today live with single parents or with parents in cohabitating unions of short duration and high breakup rates. As a result, American children experience parents, parents’ partners, and stepparents moving in and out of their households far more than in other developed countries.

    · High school-educated Americans raise children in patterns more similar to high-school dropouts than college graduates: The percentage of children who are aren’t living with two biological parents has increased sharply among the moderately-educated. It is now common for high-school-educated women to have at least one child outside of marriage.

    · African American employment and family trends are distinct from the marriage gap among whites: As African American men did not fully share in the wage gains of the post-war period, Cherlin traces how marriage rates among African Americans did not rise as high as whites during the 1950s and 1960s, and how they have fallen further in the most recent period.

    · New educational and labor market policies are needed to stabilize working-class families: Cherlin argues that the U.S. must improve the educational opportunities for working-class children, including placing greater emphasis on apprenticeships and internships as pathways to steady employment for high school graduates—rather than promoting college education for all. In addition, he argues that labor market interventions—such as subsidizing low wages through tax credits and raising the minimum wage—are needed to foster stability.

    ABOUT THE RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION
    The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American Foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. The Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of improving social policies. The Foundation is a research center for a select group of Visiting Scholars each year, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation's social science community. The Foundation also publishes, under its own imprint, the books that derive from the work of its grantees and Visiting Scholars.

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    10 Tips for Newlyweds on Combining Finances


    From sharing bank accounts, to setting financial goals, to making sure one has enough insurance, there’s a lot to discuss. Because of this, is important newlyweds instill some key financial habits to ensure their marriage is successful from the start.

    Ric Edelman, founder and CEO of Edelman Financial Services has 10 Tips for Newlyweds on Combining Finances:

    1. Don’t wait to save
    2. Say goodbye to separate checkbooks
    3. Make your spouse your beneficiary
    4. Discuss any outstanding debt now
    5. Figure out where your money is going
    6. Create ground rules for spending
    7. Prioritize purchases
    8. Consolidate credit cards
    9. Protect each other – buy life insurance
    10. Organize documents in one place

    About Ric Edelman
    Ric Edelman, founder and CEO of Edelman Financial Services, has been ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation by Barron’s three times. His commitment to teaching consumers about personal finance has established him as a popular and trusted financial professional in the U.S. A #1 New York Times best-selling author, Edelman’s seven books have collectively sold more than one million copies and have been translated into several languages. His published his eighth book, The Truth about Retirement Plans and IRAs, in April 2014. He also hosts his own award-winning radio show, The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman, which attracts more than one million listeners weekly. In addition to being acclaimed public speaker, Edelman frequently provides his expertise to major national media, including CBS, FOX, CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest and many more. For more information, visit www.edelmanfinancial.com.

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    Partners in Love and Business Travel Road to Success


    - Couple Offers Tips for Love and Happiness (Hint: Fun Matters) -

    Barack and Michelle do it. Brad and Angelina do it. John and Yoko did it. How?

    As the divorce rate hovers near an estimated 50 percent in the United States, many blame career stress as a major cause of separations. But somehow some couples grow stronger, especially when they work together. One couple who have worked together for nearly a decade in the stressful world of theater, producing Off-Broadway plays, has decided to share their secrets.

    “In part, it is because we work together that our bond has strengthened after 10 years of marriage,” says Jamillah Lamb, co-author along with her husband, David, of Perfect Combination: Seven Key Ingredients to Happily Living & Loving Together (www.acoupleoflambs.com).

    Jamillah & David Lamb
    Jamillah & David Lamb
    The couple has worked together professionally in their stage company, Between The Lines Productions, Inc., for nine years. But the Lambs say even couples who aren’t business partners are working together every day; because being in any relationship requires negotiating, compromising, and decision-making. Just think about the last time you had to decide whose mother’s house you were going to for Christmas or where you were going to go for vacation or even which movie you were going to see last weekend.

    “We get more opportunity to grow together because, between home and work, we’re making 100 decisions a day instead of 10,” Jamillah says.

    The couple live by their guiding rule, “Love like kids, act like adults.”

    “That means to love freely and completely, without a fortress around your heart, and behave responsibly,” David says.

    A crucial ingredient for any successful marriage is friendship, the Lambs say. Here are some of their tips:

     • Enjoy life: Some couples won’t go to theme parks until they have children. But letting one’s inner child out to play with their partner’s inner child strengthens a relationship’s bond.

     • Forgive the small stuff: No one is always right, and no one wants to be around someone who always needs to be right.

     • Appreciate individuality: Everyone needs to have their own identity, including those in a long-term relationship and couples who work together. David enjoys his comic book collection, while Jamillah keeps a library of romance novels.

     • Do not misdirect anger: In psychology, it’s called transference; dumping your bad day on someone else. It is poison for any relationship.

     • Remember your love: Couples may fight, but guard what you say. There’s no need for ugliness even when you disagree.

    Couples need to remember relationships take work, but they can also be a blast of fun, David says. “Love is worth the sacrifice,” they agree. “Today, with stories of celebrity couples walking away after only days of marriage and even more people living as though sacrifice is nearly a curse word, we say: ‘It’s worth the sacrifice.’ For us, it means that we are willing to give up something that we thought was valuable or important for something even more important: love and our happiness.”

    Love is, in part, the acknowledgement and deep appreciation for another human being, Jamillah says. “Couples should never take each other for granted,” she advises. “In love, as in business, everyone wants to be appreciated. The simplest gesture can go a long way to help your significant other feel like they are making a significant contribution to your life, your family, or your business.”

    About David & Jamillah Lamb
    David and Jamillah Lamb have been married for 10 years. They founded and have run Between The Lines Productions, Inc. since 2003. Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., David attended the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and New York University School of Law. He is the playwright of “Platanos y Collard Greens.” Jamillah Lamb grew up in the same Chicago neighborhood as first lady Michelle Obama. She earned her master’s degree in public policy at Harvard. Together they wrote Perfect Combination: Seven Key Ingredients to Happily Living & Loving to share what they have learned as successful partners in love and in business.They live in Brooklyn with their daughter.

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