My partner was scammed, and I’m questioning our future: money advice.

 My partner was scammed, and I’m questioning our future: money advice.

Pay Dirt is Slate’s new money advice column. Have a question? Send it to Athena and Elizabeth here. (It’s anonymous!)

Dear Pay Dirt,

My partner is admittedly bad with money. Due to the pandemic, he’s been out of work for a while and has been living off savings. I know he has debt, which he’s looking to clear with some inheritance, but he won’t tell me how this debt accrued. He was recently the victim of a scam that I tried to warn him about, but his desire to get out of his current situation overrode his best judgment, and he shut down my advice. Now he’s a few thousand dollars down and devastated. We had…

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