Couples

Rental Property Sold!

April 22, 2014

We just took a big step in selling one of our rental properties. This was actually James’ baby, which he purchased in August of 2003, four months before I moved out to Washington. This studio apartment, in the heart of Dupont Circle and a whopping 336 sq ft, was what we initially cut our teeth […]

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Use Communication and Pre-nups to Build A Strong Relationship

April 6, 2014

Hi All, Embarking upon a new relationship is a wonderful time in life – emotions are running high and you have ton of optimism about the future you will build together. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize your love by discussing mundane things like who brings home the bacon. But when you […]

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Don’t be a money moron

March 26, 2014

“Money morons are the leading cause of ruined relationships.” –Gail Vaz-Oxlade Good morning Dinks.  As a financial planner I am not a huge fan of money shows from other money experts.  I feel it’s like staring into the looking glass watching myself at work all day and I don’t want to do that.  However on […]

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Being debt free saved my relationship

March 6, 2014

Good morning Dinks people always say that being debt free gives us a sense of freedom and it’s true.  It lets us do other things with our money that don’t revolve around paying interest and paying bills.  Financial freedom truly comes when you can choose to do what you want with your money as oppose […]

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Four Tips For Newly Married Couples

February 17, 2014

Hi All, I really like Kiplinger’s personal finance. Its mostly pretty solid advice from people who know what they are talking about. So, for today’s posting here is a quick three minute video with four finance tips for newlyweds. While the tips are designed for people who are newly a couple – they can apply […]

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DINKs Finance – About Us

February 11, 2014

As we work on various improvements to our blog, we thought we’d share a more extensive About Us post. You can look forward to enhanced tabs with better access to some of our best content over the last eight years, as well as other resources we recommend. DINKs Finance was established as a blog in […]

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How does money change you?

January 14, 2014

We were out at dinner the other night with a couple of close friends. We were discussing stocks, as we often do with this particular group of friends. When we noted that we had surpassed the Million Dollar mark, our friend commented how refreshing it is see that we’ve done so well for ourselves and […]

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Still having money problems in your 60s?

December 12, 2013

Good morning Dinks.  We all work so one day we can stop working and live happily ever after into retirement bliss.  But what can you do if you are mentally ready to retire, but can’t afford it financially? Well that’s the situation that one of my clients is currently facing. My client Mrs. Zenna has […]

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Are you being bullied over money?

December 2, 2013

“One in 10 Americans classify their spouse or live-in partner as a “financial bully.” - Credit Karma and Harris Interactive Good morning Dinks.  If you follow me on Twitter you know that I am very anti-bullying, in all aspects of life from school yards to the work place.  Now that I am older and out of school I […]

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