For those of us that still work a 9-5 job, I'm sure we all have one of two coworkers that may not have the best attitude and for that reason, we might not get along with them. I can remember a few occasions like that in the past. Thankfully, at my current job most of the people are pretty friendly and down to earth. I know that's not the case for everyone. As adults, we have … [Read more...] about How to Work Effectively With Others
OK let's have this debate today. I have very mixed emotions on this subject. On one hand I feel that education should be free for everyone who wants it, but on the other hand I feel that people should always have to work hard for the things they get in life. And there my friends lies our debate. Who should get to go to college? Everyone. Why? My simplest answer is … [Read more...] about Should education be free?
Last week my company announced they are being sold to a competing investment firm. My initial thought was panic but honestly I didn't have much time to think about it until a few days later. As you know I work as the corporate community manager so needless to say I had an incredibly busy week. The media and investment industry were buzzing with the news release so we had to … [Read more...] about Preparing for a job loss
Good morning Dinks. Boy do I have a story for you this morning. You won't believe what happened to me. It's been a few weeks and I still can't believe it. Actually that's not true, I can definitely believe it happened because it's definitely something I would do. It's what happened afterwards that I can't believe. My personal flaw Remember my four day trip to NYC … [Read more...] about Here’s a little story about my little bag
Hi All, Embarking upon a new relationship is a wonderful time in life - emotions are running high and you have ton of optimism about the future you will build together. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize your love by discussing mundane things like who brings home the bacon. But when you are getting together issues related to money are inevitably going to come up. … [Read more...] about Use Communication and Pre-nups to Build A Strong Relationship
Good morning Dinks. As you know my boyfriend Nick is a huge sports fan. He watches a lot of sports, but we don’t go to a lot of NBA or NFL games because it’s very pricy. I don’t know how season ticket holders afford the cost of attending games all season. I thought that going to the movies for a night out was expensive. Well it doesn’t even cost half the price of attending … [Read more...] about Sports fans are being cheated
Good morning Dinks. In a recent issue of Marie Claire magazine there were some shocking statistics about women, wages and the workplace. Did you know that in 2014 women are still not equal when it comes to the workplace? In all fairness I think we could say that women are also not equal in the home, but that’s a whole other topic. It took me a few days to digest the … [Read more...] about Women Are Not Equal?
I really like Kiplinger's personal finance. Its mostly pretty solid advice from people who know what they are talking about. So, for today's posting here is a quick three minute video with four finance tips for newlyweds. While the tips are designed for people who are newly a couple - they can apply to anyone in a committed relationship who wants to better integrate their … [Read more...] about Four Tips For Newly Married Couples
As we work on various improvements to our blog, we thought we'd share a more extensive About Us post. You can look forward to enhanced tabs with better access to some of our best content over the last eight years, as well as other resources we recommend. DINKs Finance was established as a blog in the spring of 2006 by James & Miel. About three months before our wedding … [Read more...] about DINKs Finance – About Us
Happy New Year Dinks. Did you survive the holidays with your brain and your budget intact? I know that the holidays can be a stressful time – both emotionally and financially and stress can definitely take a toll on your relationship. But the great thing about being a Dink is that you can rely on your spouse for moral and financial support. What do the holidays mean for … [Read more...] about Going rogue during the holidays