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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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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