Hello Fellow DINKS. My name is Kristina and I am the new daily blogger for DINKS Finance. My blog will follow market trends and report on financial news as well as discuss general business topics. As a Certified Financial Planner I will also provide financial advice and discuss current financial hot topics that are of interest to Couples with Dual Income and No Kids.
I am 29 years old and I have been working in the financial services industry for 10 years. I have done it all from working at an inbound call center, to answering client inquiries by email, and currently I work as a Financial Planner in a bank branch. I manage the credit and investment needs of approximately 385 clients. As with any good Financial Planner, I provide advice to clients in all areas of financial planning and life stages. However, my area of specialty is Investment and Retirement Planning. I have a Bachelors Degree from Concordia University.
OK, now that the black and white is over with, and you have a resume of my resume, let us discuss what makes me qualified to write for DINKS Finance. I have been with my boyfriend Nick for the same amount of time that I have been working in Finance. Actually, I have been with him for 4 months longer. We are in our late twenties and we have no children. We actually don’t have any pets or any living things at all in our home. We used to have a plant but it died and we used to have a fish but it committed suicide. That’s right, one day I came home from work to find out that my fish had jumped out of his bowl and onto my couch. He was DOA.
I work in Finance and Nick works in Computer Programming Management. We are a young couple with Dual Income and No Kids. We don’t have a house in the suburbs; we live on the 21st floor of a high rise building in the middle of downtown. Now I know what you are thinking…Total Cliché. True, except that we own a Honda Civic…Not an SUV.
Yes, you heard me right. After 10 years together Nick is still my boyfriend…and I am not happy about it. I am old school and I believe that people should be married but I also do not believe in forcing someone to do something that they clearly do not want to do. He feels that “If it’s not broken don’t fix it.” Whereas I believe that naturally as a relationship progresses marriage should follow.
Until Nick can say “I Do” to marriage I will be saying “I don’t” to joint anything except the home and the car. Two incomes should not become one bank account until the ultimate commitment is reached. In my opinion the ultimate commitment is marriage. After all, it is until death do us part.