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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4 Ways to Create a Financial Plan for Couples

June 10, 2015

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, do you have a financial plan?  If so do you have one with your spouse?  Truth be told as a financial planner I very often create individual financial plans for people who are married, but very rarely do I create a financial plan for couples. The […]

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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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