Kristina Tahnyak

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]