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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How to Plan Financially to SINK

November 6, 2014

Our friend Mel from Broke Girl Rich is joining us today.  Please welcome her to Dinks Finance. Hi there, Dinks! I’m here to talk with you about something I hope you guys never experience. It’s the after effects of when you SINK – single income, no kids. A few months ago, my boyfriend of the last four+ […]

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It’s OK to be alone

October 13, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  It seems like everywhere we turn someone is talking about mental health – from TV commercials about depression to our employers emphasizing a work life balance.  My employer is always stressing the importance of a work life balance.  After attending seminars about how to decompress after a rough work day and attending […]

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Venus and Mars and Apartment Hunting

September 11, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As I get older as a person and as I grow with Nick in our relationship I am starting to notice more and more differences between us.  It has really helped me become a better girlfriend.  Even though we have been together a long time we aren’t always totally in sync on […]

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Couples Date Night Ideas for your 20s, 30s and 40s

August 21, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Last night my boyfriend Nick and I met up after work to hang out and have a date night.  Do you want to know what we did?  We went to look at apartments.  Yes that is our new romantic thing to do, walk the streets of our city and visit potential apartments […]

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Are you jealous of your spouse?

August 11, 2014

They say that marriage is through good times and bad.  I believe that’s true if all things are equal, but what happens when your status, income and accomplishments vary in a marriage?  With inequality is there bound to be jealousy too? Maybe jealousy is not the right word, maybe resentment is more adequate.  But resentment […]

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