Money and Relationships in your 30s

June 1, 2015

I know a lot of people like to compare their money habits to their weight loss philosophy, but I like to compare them to my relationship.  Take a second to think about that, do you treat your money like you do your spouse? Nick and I met when we were 19 and now that we’re […]

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Marriage and Merging Money

May 19, 2015

Money is often an issue that tends to cause the most friction between a newlywed couple. In a world where the majority of people are concerned with their own personal well being, it is easy to forget that marriage is a mutual arrangement, not a solitary effort. Trust is a vital component in establishing a […]

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How to Talk About Finances With Your Significant Other

May 5, 2015

The following is a guest by Erin of Everything Finance Blog. Whether you’re in a new relationship or have been with your partner for several years, it’s equally important to talk with them about finances. Money can be one of the biggest issues in a relationship, so it’s important to discuss it early on. A […]

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Financial advice for a happy marriage: When to speak up

April 23, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, is money ruining your marriage?  Or yet here’s a better question, does money make your marriage stronger?  I think it could go either way.  I keep hearing that most marriages end because of money conflict and I absolutely understand that.  Nick and I used to argue […]

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The Three Retirement Questions You and Your Partner Should Ask

April 21, 2015

Sponsored by Edelman Financial Services Good morning Dinks.  If you’ve worked your entire life and are now ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor let me ask you something, are you ready?  Sometimes couples like to do everything together from planning their vacations to driving to work and doing their weekly errands, does this […]

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The time I almost broke up with my boyfriend

March 25, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  As always I’m being a little bit dramatic, I didn’t actually almost break up with my boyfriend of fifteen years, but we did have a discussion about his recent financial decision.  Last week my boyfriend Nick bought the new Samsung Edge smart phone for $650.  Actually he pre-ordered the phone and it […]

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How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?

February 18, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  It’s the time of the year when newlyweds and old married couples alike showcase their love for each other with flowers, chocolate, cards and stuffed animals.  Whether you’re on a first date this year or celebrating a quarter century anniversary it’s one day to show your love without boundaries. Or is it? […]

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Where did you meet your spouse?

February 11, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Continuing on with our theme of Valentine’s Day posts this week I thought we could swap stories on when you met your spouse.  I’m one of those girls who loves hearing stories of how couples fell in love, who asked who out first and the stories of how you got engaged.  Yes […]

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Venus and Mars and The Holidays

December 10, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  It’s that time of the year again; the time when everyone is making shopping lists, searching stores to find the perfect gift and waiting in line at the grocery store with all the fixings to make the perfect meal.  Well at least that’s what I hear people do during the holidays.   As […]

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