What’s your couple type?

July 9, 2014

This past week I went to a barbeque at my friends house and I met three very different couples.  I don’t know why I go to backyard barbeques because I’m a vegetarian, but that’s a whole other story.  One couple was lovey-dovey, one was DIY and the other was very submissive.  Although I would never […]

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Why living in a city is a gift and a curse

July 7, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you know Nick and I live downtown in a big city.  We live in a high rise apartment and we’ve always loved it…until now.  As we get older we love the convenience and safety of living in a high rise but are starting to hate the close quarters and proximity to […]

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Weekly roundup: July 4th, House Insurance and Self Employment

July 4, 2014

Good morning Dinks and happy July 4th weekend.  I wish you all lots of fireworks, barbeques and sun over the next three days.  Enjoy! Here are some great posts to kick off your Independence Day: Careful Cents – How to Protect Your Business With Solid Terms and Conditions The Me Project – Find Affordable House […]

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Venus and Mars and Your Office

July 3, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  You know they say “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”, well I haven’t read the book but as I get older I am noticing a huge gap between the sexes.  A man can be in the exact same situation as a woman and see the outcome completely different.  Why […]

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Paying for credit with credit: Good idea or bad choice?

July 2, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about the crazy idea of paying for a car with a credit card?  Well we had an influx of comments with people telling us all the crazy things they bought on their credit card. J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy actually bought his Cadillac […]

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What are your monthly credit card purchases?

June 30, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  You have read me preach time and time again about not overspending on your credit cards.  I know firsthand how damaging to your life financial problems can be.  Not so long ago when I was in my early 20s I was living off my credit cards.  I would use my entire paycheck […]

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Weekly roundup: Summer, Freebies and Cash

June 27, 2014

Happy Friday Dinks.  It’s the last weekend in June, how are you celebrating?  Next weekend will kick off the summer season full of barbeques, picnics and beach parties.  How are you celebrating July 4th next week? Enjoy these great posts from our friends: Money Talks News – 5 Strange Ways to Stay Cool in the […]

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Making a career change later on in life

June 26, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Have you made a career change lately? You may remember that I have.  Over a year ago I said good bye to the world of personal finance that I had been a part of for over a decade and made the decision to start a new career in corporate communications. Starting over […]

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Money morons: Trust and money

June 25, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I just watched an episode of the money-help reality TV show Money Moron starring Gail Vaz-Oxlade.  The opening sequence showed a husband spending money on eating out and the wife says “We agreed I would manage our money because I don’t trust him.”  My first thought was “YIKES”.  However my after thought […]

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