What’s the key to happiness in a relationship?

November 6, 2015

When I first started dating Nick many moons ago one of my colleagues told me that the secret to a happy marriage is compromise.  It didn’t make much sense to me at the time because I was in a new relationship and I didn’t have too much invested.  However now 16 years later her advice […]

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3 Signs It’s Too Early to Discuss Money in Your Relationship

October 15, 2015

Money in a relationship can be a hinder or a helper.  It’s the one thing that every relationship has, but not something that everyone talks about.  Why is that?  If we all have money in common why can’t we talk about it? I don’t think money should be a faux pas in relationships, it should […]

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Venus and Mars and Our Money

October 7, 2015

Do you notice a difference between men and women and money?  I know I do.  I think men and women are very different when it comes to almost every aspect of money from saving to spending and investing to splurging.  The question is, how can we live happily ever after if our money habits are […]

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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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