Couples

 Joint credit cards: Yay or Nay?  

June 23, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Let’s talk about your relationship and your money for a moment, shall we?  Is your money better than your spouses?  The odds are that one person in a relationship has a better off financial situation than the other.  Both may be good or both may be bad, but either way they are […]

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Venus and Mars and Your Relationship

June 2, 2014

They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.  I admittedly haven’t read the book, but I do fully understand the concept.  Nick and I have been together for almost fifteen years and I would like to think that we have a lot of things in common.  However I can’t help but […]

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Your joint credit card: A gift or a curse?

May 26, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  This past weekend Nick and I were shopping for household items and when we got to the checkout we had to decide how we were going to pay for our purchases. We could pay debit, credit or cash for our purchases.  We had to decide if we were going to use our […]

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DINKs No Longer!

May 22, 2014

Yep, the original DINKs, James & Miel are about to no longer qualify for the status of DINKs. We are expecting our first child any day now and wanted to share a bit with our readers about the transformation. When we started DINKs Finance eight years ago, on the eve of our marriage, we were […]

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Who controls your relationship?

May 14, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, who controls your relationship?  I would love to say that relationships are a 50/50 exchange of power, money and support.  But as I get older I am learning that relationships are a lot of things, but being equal is not always one of them. Being in […]

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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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