All, One of the unfortunate downsides about being married is the fighting. And the reality is that while men tend to be the more aggressive of the two sexes, in domestic situations women can dish out as much as they receive. So if you find yourself asking "my wife yells at me - what do I do?", here are some hopefully helpful thoughts. Note, this article is primarily for … [Read more...] about My Wife Yells At Me – What Do I Do About It?
The average cell phone bill in the United States has climbed to a whopping $127 per month. If you’re looking for ways to save money during this period of high inflation, switching cell phone carriers is a great place to start. … [Read more...] about 3 Things To Check Before Switching Wireless Providers
All, Wanted to share a couple of personal updates with DINKs readers. Today, I got the private mortgage insurance (PMI) taken off my condo and I picked up some passive income payments from a couple of companies I'd been working with. It was super nice to come back home from work and have the good news in the mail box. Goodbye PMI When I initially bought my condominium … [Read more...] about Goodbye PMI, Hello Money
Recently, you’ve likely heard many pundits express concern that we may be heading into a recession. As the Fed increases interest rates to attempt to stop high inflation, many people worry that the housing market slow down will help tip us into darker economic times. While my husband and I live frugally, we’re preparing our budget for a recession by making some financial … [Read more...] about How We’re Preparing Our Budget for a Recession
Some couples can’t spend too much time together, or they fight. These couples happily spend all day apart and then enjoy spending time with one another in the evenings and on the weekend. Other couples work well together and complement one another. Some of these couples use their strong relationship skills to propel themselves into successful careers working with one another. … [Read more...] about 5 Perfect Career Combinations for Couples
Hello Dinks, I came home this afternoon to a pleasant surprise. I'd received an old fashioned letter with five bucks in it. The five bucks was from a survey I'd done for Nielsen. If you're not familiar with Nielsen it's a publicly traded data analytics and measurement company (here). I'm part of their Computer and Mobile panel. The panel is relatively straightforward. You … [Read more...] about Nielsen Opinion Rewards Delivers
All, In honor of yesterday's inflation numbers showing a year over year increase of 8.3% I am posting a bit of inflation humor for your enjoyment: Since inflation has a massive economic impact, and since there isn't a whole lot you can do about it (other than buy I-bonds and wait for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates), you might as well laugh a bit...so here … [Read more...] about I Said “No, More Inflation”
Hi All, So - every time I go shopping, I'm reminded that the US is living through a period of high inflation. I went to my local Kroger last week, and picked a few boxed of Kroger brand farfalle pasta. And, wouldn't you know it, once I opened the box the thing was a 1/3rd empty. This is on top of the fact that prices for past at my local Kroger have climbed by at least … [Read more...] about Shrinkflation, Now With Less Farfalle
For the last couple of years, my husband has been interested in finding a new job. Between the two of us, we’ve developed a system that helps us decide if a job move is worthwhile. Ruling out a job listing in the beginning, before he even applies, saves us time if it isn't a good fit. Our Situation We’re luckier than many couples in that I work from home, so I can move … [Read more...] about How We Decide If a Job Move Is Worthwhile
Hello Dinks, If you are a couple looking at retirement in the next few years, you might be wondering the required minimum distributions for couples are. And you might want to calculate these yourself. Well, there is a spreadsheet for that. A friend of dinksfinance has produced a very nice required minimum distributions (RMDs) spreadsheet for couples. It is a simple … [Read more...] about Required Minimum Distributions For Couples? Yes There Is A Spreadsheet for That.