Your Must-Read Money Stories of the Week: What Your Credit Has to Do With Your Love Life

Your Must-Read Money Stories of the Week: What Your Credit Has to Do With Your Love Life

We’ve scoured the web to bring you our favorite and most useful money-related articles of the week. We read everything, so you don’t have to!

Forget about mutual interests, preferred careers or zodiac signs—the Federal Reserve Board says compatible credit scores are linked to longer, stronger romantic relationships. Why spending more time grooming your credit could pay off for your future dating prospects. Lasting Love? It Depends On Your Credit Score — CNBC

Speaking of love and money, you're probably getting ready to shower your sweetie with gifts for Valentine's Day. According to a Bankrate.com survey, the average person spends $512 for the occasion. Find out which gifts are costing you the most—and why. What Price Love? Valentine's Day Gifts Could Set You Back Hundreds of Dollars — Bankrate

As one of his final, big White House to-dos, President Obama presented a 2017 fiscal year budget that aims to boost economic growth and drive down the deficit through savings in healthcare, immigration and tax reform. But the plan wasn't well-received by all. Here's why. Obama Proposes $4.1 Trillion Spending Plan in Final White House Budget — Reuters

You don't have to have a Miranda Priestly-type boss to feel uncomfortable at work—in fact, about half of all workers don't believe their boss is upfront with them. But the good news is that are ways to bridge the relationship gap. 5 Tips for Having an Honest Discussion About Job Satisfaction With Your Boss — Mashable

Attention all small business owners and work-from-home warriors: The IRS estimates that 26 million Americans have home offices, but just 3.4 million taxpayers claim the home office deduction. See if you could be eligible for this tax break. Are You Missing Out On the Home Office Deduction? — The Street

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