Your wedding is one of the greatest days of your life, but it’s also one of the most expensive. However, there’s a way to make this day of major spending into a reward opportunity, like I have. By selecting the best credit card, you can actually use your wedding to help pay for another major part of getting married: your honeymoon. Use a cash-back card to save … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Dream Honeymoon with Credit Card Rewards
This post has been six years in the making. I started on this journey with Dinks Finance back in 2009 and to say my life is in a completely different plan now than it was back then would be an understatement. Back then I was recently unemployed because of the market crash and in the darkest financial place I've ever been. Now I have a career I love, I'm about to celebrate my … [Read more...] about 5 Things I’ve Learned from DINKS
The year is winding down and it's time to check in on our goal progress for this year as well as set our personal and financial goals for the New Year. As you know I set some pretty aggressive personal, professional and money goals for myself this year. For my money goal I wanted to save a set dollar amount (I prefer it over percentages because I like to have fixed goals … [Read more...] about How to Tackle Your Goals in 4 Easy Steps
When I first started dating Nick many moons ago one of my colleagues told me that the secret to a happy marriage is compromise. It didn't make much sense to me at the time because I was in a new relationship and I didn't have too much invested. However now 16 years later her advice makes perfect sense. The truth is a relationship is work and although Nick and I have a lot … [Read more...] about What’s the key to happiness in a relationship?
If you're like me you make better reservations than you do meals. I have made learn to cook as one of my New Year's resolutions for the last several years. However all my efforts have been unsuccessful - but it's not from lack of trying. Both my parents are good cooks and it's very hard for people to believe that I didn't inherit the gene. My Dad says when it comes to … [Read more...] about Learn to Love to Cook
Making money mistakes may seem like the end of the world and I'm not going to lie, making mistakes in our 30s can have long term effects on our financial well being for years to come. However at the same time there is no financial mistake that I've come across that people can't recover from. Instead of making mistakes, trying to recover from them, learning your lesson, … [Read more...] about Money Mistakes You Make in Your 30s
In our 20s we probably aren't overly concerned about retirement because we're busy paying off student loans and starting our lives. In our 30s we may be up to our necks in debt as we buy our first home and have kids. In our 40s we may finally start living a happy financial life as we pay down our debt and focus on building wealth. But what about our 50s? If all those … [Read more...] about Financial Mistakes to Overcome in Your 50s
Someone once asked me how I get into a pool. They wanted to know if I tippy toe in and take my time, if I get half way in then hesitate and consider getting back out or if I just run and jump into the deep end without ever getting a feel for the temperature of the water. They were asking because the approach we take towards getting into a lake, ocean or pool can be directly … [Read more...] about What Does Your Stock Portfolio Say About Your Personality?
A wedding is a very special day, it's the first day of the rest of your life with your new spouse. Some brides like to plan their dream wedding and spend tens of thousands of dollars on one single day. Some others are just happy making the commitment to their loved one and don't feel the need to spend a lot of money in the process. So which side are you on? There is an … [Read more...] about Your Wedding Day: Spend or Splurge
Do you hate wasting money? I certainly do. If you're like me you're always trying to buy everything, and I mean everything, at a good price. If I buy something and find it cheaper somewhere else (although that rarely happens because I always research my purchases) I feel sick - and I return the original item. If I buy something - particularly food - and don't like it my … [Read more...] about The Biggest Money Rip Offs of All Time