The evolution of your relationship

September 4, 2015

Let me ask you, where are you in your relationship?  Some couples are just starting their journey together, some have moved in together and some are making the commitment to spend the rest of their lives together.  Couples are different at every stage of their relationships, some parts are good and some are bad.  So […]

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Financial Advice for a Happy Marriage

August 24, 2015

Some say the secret to a happy marriage is communication, some say it’s honesty and others say it’s compromise.  Among other things, I personally think it’s a combination of all three…especially when it comes to money in your marriage. If you could go back to the first year of your marriage, what financial advice would […]

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Should Married Couples Merge Finances?

August 21, 2015

Here’s a question that a lot of couples want to know: Should married couples merge their finances?  I am not sure there’s a right or wrong answer.  If I base my answer on my relationship I would say no, but that’s what works for us.  However in some situations it’s easier for one person to […]

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Personal Finance Tips for Young Couples

August 14, 2015

So you’re in love.  So you want to spend the rest of your life with someone.  That’s all fine and dandy but what about the money.  Nick and I had our share of arguments about money, but that’s because we met as teenagers and neither of us had any idea how to make, save or […]

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Your Is-It-Worth-It Relationship Checklist

August 12, 2015

Today’s post goes out to all our new couples out there.  If you’re new to Dinks Finance, let me be the first to say WELCOME!  Being in a relationship is work (it can be a little or a lot) and it’s not always easy.  If anyone tells you differently they’re lying.  I’ve been with my […]

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6 Themes for Your Next Couple’s Party

August 7, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Do you and your sweetheart like entertaining?  I remember my parents used to always entertain when I was a kid. My favorite part of these party filled weekends – other than no adult supervision – was the food.  My Dad loves to cook and always planned a themed meal to go along […]

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Fun Summer Couple’s Activities

July 10, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Are you and your honey looking for ways to get active together this summer?  Maybe some of you are already active and maybe some of you are looking for fun things to do together that get you moving…outside that is. Yesterday I was talking with my boss and she mentioned that every […]

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Love and Finances: Buying real estate

June 24, 2015

Good morning Dinks. We have an interesting situation to talk about today.  Yesterday I had lunch with my friend Laura and she told me that she and her long time boyfriend are going through a rocky period and she doesn’t know if they’re going to get through it. When I asked what the problem was […]

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4 (Cheap) Ways to Spend a Day Off

June 15, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Do you ever just need a day off?  Well I do.  So today Nick and I are at home enjoying some time together.  Well actually the time together hasn’t started yet because we can’t decide what to do. If you had a whole 24 hours to spend with your sweetheart and only […]

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