If you're like me, you're probably irked by this idea that I only got my financial act together because of a man. I hear you. I am you, so let's change the title of the piece to, "How investing in a relationship made me realize it was time to invest in my life…through financial investments." Now do you see why the first title is catchier? Here is my story, and I promise it has little to do with 1950s stereotypes of the man controlling the checkbook.