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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Weekly roundup: Air BnB, credit cards and $1 million

August 8, 2014

Good morning Dinks and Happy Friday.  See that picture up there?  That’s what I wish I was doing this weekend, but I’m not.  We are still looking for a new apartment.  We’ve been apartment hunting for almost two months and a lot of the apartments we’re seeing are available September 1st, but our lease is […]

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3 tips to help win people over at your new job

August 7, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  As you know I started a new job back in February.  Since then two other new people have joined my team.  To say the new personalities on my team are interesting would be an understatement, the man is extremely official – like Army trained official and the woman is a pain in […]

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Venus and Mars and Spending Money

August 6, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  According the popular bestselling book men and women are from different planets.  It’s true that we are completely different creatures who have to coexist in the human race.  Some may say we complete each other because opposites attract.  Some others say that the secret to a great relationship is compromise.  As one […]

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Understanding A Financial Aid Award Letter

August 5, 2014

If you’re applying to college for the first time (or helping your student apply), you may be overwhelmed by the financial aid process. After you fill out the FAFSA and are accepted for enrollment at your chosen universities, schools will use the information to determine your (or your student’s) eligibility for various types of financial […]

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Dinks Dilemma: Buy or Rent our new home?

August 4, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  We are moving.  Yes that’s right after six years of living in the same apartment Nick and I are moving.  Come October 1st we will be starting the next phase of our lives, but there’s just one little glitch – we haven’t found a new place to live. Should we buy or […]

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Weekly roundup: I wish I was at the beach

August 1, 2014

Happy Friday Dinks.  I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this but I really love the water.  I think that’s why I love New York and Boston so much, because of their proximity to the water.  I know what you’re thinking…”But what about California?”  Yes I know California has some great beaches but to […]

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Why a trip to NYC is worth it

July 31, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Remember back in May when I went to NYC and lost my bag full of stuff? Well this past weekend I went back for a vacation do-over and I have to tell you…it was awesome.  I normally don’t travel in the summer, especially to big cities, because it’s hot and overcrowded with […]

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Vacation money: Pay with cash or credit card?

July 30, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  I’m fresh off my vacation from NYC and I can’t stop thinking about how our money habits change while we are on vacation.  Do your money habits change while you are travelling.  I am not only talking about spending money, but how you actually manage your money. I will be the first […]

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