What To Do With Your Unwanted Gift Cards

August 20, 2015

Have you ever opened a gift box or birthday card and found a gift card that you just don’t want?  I’m sure we’ve all been there.  So what do you do?  You probably smile politely, say thank you and then start creating a list of all the things you can do with your newfound unwanted […]

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How to Travel Alone and Be Safe

August 19, 2015

As you know I love travelling.  If I had access to unlimited money I would travel all the time.  Unfortunately my boyfriend doesn’t share the same passion.  Every single time I think of a fabulous destination or a weekend getaway I always ask him if he wants to come, even though I know the answer.  […]

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Why Uber is Ruining Everything

August 17, 2015

Have you ever had one of those life experiences with a complete stranger that made your heart break, even though you don’t know them?  This just happened to me in a 30 minute taxi ride on my way to the airport and I can’t stop thinking about it. As you know I am not a […]

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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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5 personal finance basics you should know

August 13, 2015

Some people may say personal finances basics are just that, basic and therefore we should already know them.  However the truth is that common cents for one person may not be common sense for the next.  Am I right? Unfortunately I didn’t learn personal finance basics a.k.a. common money sense until I was a lot […]

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6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Garden on a Budget

August 12, 2015

Getting the garden in order can be stressful, especially if you’re not naturally green-fingered. Make things easier for yourselves by getting stuck in together and keeping costs low. Take a look at these tips before you set to work. Invest in the right tools You need a few good-quality tools that are going to take […]

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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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Having Kids Ruined My Marriage

August 10, 2015

That’s what my co-worker told me yesterday after he announced he and his wife of nine years are getting a divorce.  Now this may seem like a weird topic for me to bring up since I am neither married or have kids but I think it’s a very interesting topic to bring up. They say […]

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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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