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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Venus and Mars and Your Office

July 3, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  You know they say “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”, well I haven’t read the book but as I get older I am noticing a huge gap between the sexes.  A man can be in the exact same situation as a woman and see the outcome completely different.  Why […]

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A day in the life of a loan shark victim in modern Britain

July 2, 2014

We have all heard tales of how loan sharks operate, but rarely do we get a true insight into the day-to-day operation of loan sharks and how this impacts their victims. This blog details the true to life experiences of one anonymous loan shark victim. We hear from her how she was lured into the […]

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Paying for credit with credit: Good idea or bad choice?

July 2, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote about the crazy idea of paying for a car with a credit card?  Well we had an influx of comments with people telling us all the crazy things they bought on their credit card. J. Money from Budgets Are Sexy actually bought his Cadillac […]

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DINKs Net Worth – Happy Anniversary!

July 1, 2014

As we mark our 8th wedding anniversary, we also took the time this weekend to update our net worth. What they say about the first million being the hardest to break seems to be true. In retrospect, the first $400k mark actually felt the hardest. It was back when the market was tanking and it […]

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What are your monthly credit card purchases?

June 30, 2014

Good morning Dinks.  You have read me preach time and time again about not overspending on your credit cards.  I know firsthand how damaging to your life financial problems can be.  Not so long ago when I was in my early 20s I was living off my credit cards.  I would use my entire paycheck […]

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