You may have heard some couples say that they could never work together. They prefer to have separate places of employment because they believe working and living together is too much togetherness. However, other couples work well together. They get along and make good business partners. If you and your significant other fall into the latter category, there are plenty of … [Read more...] about 5 Advantages of Employing Your Spouse
Okay, nerd budgeting time. I’m the budgeter in our family, and I use YNAB. We’ve used this program for several years and love it. However, within the last year, I’ve added some categories to our budget that have made a huge difference in how smoothly our monthly budget runs. Namely, we used our raise to budget for true expenses. … [Read more...] about How We Used Our Raise to Budget for True Expenses
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If you're shopping, don't forget to check your receipts closely! I was at Kroger earlier this week and bought a bunch of dish soap. The soap was on sale for $1.77, but rang up as $2.56. This was almost a dollar more. The reality is a lot of grocery stores don't always have their systems updated, so it pays to check your receipts. If you find they made an error, you can … [Read more...] about Tip Of The Day: Check Your Receipts
Donna’s grown daughter, Felicia, asked her mother for money to start a new business venture. Donna didn’t feel comfortable with the business, but she wanted to help her daughter. Plus, she knew if she said no, Felicia would threaten Donna by withholding Donna’s access to her grandchildren. Donna pulled the money from her retirement account. Four years later, Felicia’s business, … [Read more...] about How to Set Money Boundaries in Relationships
When I lived in Chicago, our landlords had been married for over 20 years. He was used to being the breadwinner. She worked part-time at a low-income job and helped to manage their three rental properties. During the economic downturn in 2007, he lost his job. At first, he optimistically applied for other positions, but as the months dragged on, he went into a deep depression … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Help a Financially Struggling Spouse
My husband and I dated for nine months before he asked me to marry him. I said yes immediately, but I had some concerns about getting married—not to him—but getting married in general. My parents had always had a rocky relationship, and I didn’t want to repeat that in my relationship. We decided to go to premarital counseling, which was one of the smartest decisions we … [Read more...] about How We Benefitted from Premarital Counseling
When you’re married, you expect to work with your partner to accomplish your life and financial goals. As the old saying goes, two are better than one, and with double the earning, saving, and spending power, couples often find they have an easier time getting ahead financially than their single friends. Unfortunately, for some couples, a marital union doesn’t help them get … [Read more...] about Can You Sue Your Spouse for Theft?
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Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair. We acquire knowledge throughout our lifetime, but we can’t go back and improve on our younger selves. However, by reflecting on mistakes made in the past, we can stay on course in the present. … [Read more...] about 6 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self