Do you always listen to your spouse?

July 23, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  So you’ve said I do in front of your loved ones, or if you’re like me and my boyfriend Nick you’ve made more of a virtual commitment.  That’s just my way of saying I’ve been with my boyfriend for almost 15 years and we’re still dating.  The point of my story is […]

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Save, Invest and Reinvest To Build Wealth

July 22, 2014

It’s always astounding what a difference a few years of investing can make! One of the things my wife Miel and I have been doing is actively driving the process of how we build wealth by investing in stocks, saving aggressively (or not so aggressively) and self managing our real estate. Well, this long term […]

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Venus and Mars and Your Money

July 21, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  We’ve talked about how men are from Mars and women are from Venus when it comes to certain aspect of life such as in the office, but what about when it comes to your money?  If you and your spouse manage your money differently is it just a difference in your personalities […]

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Stressing About Money Is Making You Poor

July 20, 2014

Hi All, The Washington Post has a neat little piece looking at people’s time horizons and their ability to manage money. Essentially the article is highlighting new research by famous psychologist Philip Zimbardo saying that people who are future oriented and mentally ready to improve their finances tend to have better outcomes. In fact, the […]

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7 Revealing Facts About the Van-Driving Industry

July 20, 2014

Nissan’s 2013 Van Report surveyed 250 van drivers and 252 fleet managers to offer valuable insight into the habits and characteristics of van drivers and their managers. Here are a few highlights from the report. 1. There Are Five Times More Female Managers Than Female Drivers It’s been a stereotype for a long time. But […]

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Weekly roundup: Retirement and Debt

July 18, 2014

Good morning Dinks and Happy Friday.  We found some great posts for you to start your weekend off with some good reads.  Enjoy these posts from our personal finance friends. Money Talks News – The New American Dream: Getting Out of Debt Budgets Are Sexy – Challenge Everything Money Smart Guides – Types of Short […]

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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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