Buying Your First Home– What to Keep in Mind

July 17, 2014

The following is a guest contribution from Martin of Studenomics, where he covers everything from saving money on a Friday night to buying your first home. “It’s time to move out and buy a place.” I’ve had many conversations begin like this in the last few months. Something that I’ve been covering in great detail […]

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Money after a divorce

July 16, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Today I want to talk about how our money habits have changed over the years.  People change for a variety of reasons such as adopting a new lifestyle, relocating to a new area and a milestone or life event.  When it comes to our money the same thing is true.  Sometimes our […]

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What’s your couples investment style?

July 14, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Let me ask you a question, do you and your spouse invest your money the same way?  There are so many ways for couples to invest together – literally and metaphorically.  As a financial planner and one half of a couple I have to say it’s a good idea to talk about […]

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Should you be getting ready for a rate rise?

July 14, 2014

[By Patrick Foot, writer at IG. Learn more about currencies and interest rates at http://www.ig.com/uk/forex-trading] After a dismal winter plagued by bad weather and bad economic performance, it appears that the US economy is returning to its stride – but what does that mean for ordinary savers? The monthly non-farm payrolls report – an indication […]

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Weekly roundup: Bankruptcy and Retirement

July 11, 2014

Happy Friday Dinks.  I saw this photo and thought it’s the perfect way to but you in a relaxing mood to start your Friday.  It’s weekend so let’s get it started with some great posts from our personal finance friends.  Enjoy! Man vs. Debt – You Want It. You Buy It. You Forget It. Modest […]

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How much money equals happiness?

July 10, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Yesterday I wanted to buy myself a new summer dress and I thought…hhhmmm better not.  I am close to already spending my personal allowance for the week and we still have two days to go. Even though I really wanted a new dress I didn’t need it.  I have several gorgeous dresses […]

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What’s your couple type?

July 9, 2014

This past week I went to a barbeque at my friends house and I met three very different couples.  I don’t know why I go to backyard barbeques because I’m a vegetarian, but that’s a whole other story.  One couple was lovey-dovey, one was DIY and the other was very submissive.  Although I would never […]

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Why living in a city is a gift and a curse

July 7, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you know Nick and I live downtown in a big city.  We live in a high rise apartment and we’ve always loved it…until now.  As we get older we love the convenience and safety of living in a high rise but are starting to hate the close quarters and proximity to […]

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Weekly roundup: July 4th, House Insurance and Self Employment

July 4, 2014

Good morning Dinks and happy July 4th weekend.  I wish you all lots of fireworks, barbeques and sun over the next three days.  Enjoy! Here are some great posts to kick off your Independence Day: Careful Cents – How to Protect Your Business With Solid Terms and Conditions The Me Project – Find Affordable House […]

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