Try to remove financial transactions from all of your relationship dynamics today. Money will only bring controversy and conflict. If you and a friend are going out for a meal together, don’t offer to pick up the tab. Everyone should be accountable for their own meal. And don’t lend anyone any money unless it’s an emergency. It’s not about being selfish versus being generous. It’s about avoiding any misunderstandings or implied insults.
A mysterious newcomer piques your interest, and now you want to know more. Do a little research. Ask around and see if you have any friends in common, then introduce yourself to them!
Networking with other like-minded folks can move you closer to career goals. Ask your partner to introduce you to coworkers and friends to widen your circle of prospects. Offer to do the same.
Don’t relax, there’s still something for the plotters to drool over. The family fortune may have evaporated but the antiques are still there, so to speak. Keep your eyes open and your inner alarms activated.