Marriages are fragile arrangements. It is well known that marriages end in divorce about half the time. There has been a lot of scholarly debate on the exact percentage and whether the number is increasing or decreasing. But after all the debate is over and a given expert has to nail their colors to the mast, they agree that the rate is about 42 - 45 percent for divorce. That … [Read more...] about Here’s Why Financial Problems End Marriages, and How You Can Stop Them from Ending Yours
Jesse frequently talked of buying a sports car, but his wife, Maran, didn’t agree with the decision. She felt their money would be better spent traveling together and making memories. Imagine her surprise one Saturday afternoon when Jesse came home driving a cherry red convertible. Maran was angry and then hurt. How could Jesse make such a large decision without her? In … [Read more...] about How Unilateral Decisions Affect Relationships
Retiring at the same time is a dream for many if not most couples. The idea of one day leaving your job and being able to start your retired life together sounds amazing, right? However, most people don't weigh out the pros and cons of retiring at the same time as your spouse. In this article, we will answer the question "Should Couples Retire at the Same Time?" and hopefully … [Read more...] about Should Couples Retire at the Same Time?
Looking to find the best possible cell phone plan on a budget? Look no further! The research has been completed for you. In this article, we outline the best cellphone plans for couples so you don't have to do any further research! … [Read more...] about Best Cellphone Plans for Couples
As you age, you’re at an increased risk of a host of physical and mental ailments. In the United States, “an estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 or older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2020” (alz.org). If you suspect your partner is afflicted, or if you’ve gotten a diagnosis, there’s no time to waste. Among the many preparations you’ll have to make, you’ll want … [Read more...] about Financial Planning Tips for a Spouse with Dementia
Wouldn't it be nice to all of a sudden have triple the net worth than what you currently have? Well, geographic arbitrage makes that (and potentially way more) possible. In this article, we are going to dive into the topic and try to figure out what exactly is geographic arbitrage. … [Read more...] about What Exactly Is Geographic Arbitrage?
Many couples have joint bank accounts throughout their marriage. This often happens either because they pool all of their money together or because they keep separate accounts but have a joint one to pay household bills. Another reason why spouses share an account is because one person is the budgeter in the family and needs access to the other's money. For millions of … [Read more...] about What Happens If Your Spouse Depletes Your Joint Account Before Separation?
Ah, I remember the days when we used to be able to throw parties no problem. No masks, no social distancing, and of course, no COVID-19 but alas, we are in these very uncertain times that can be really tough for your social life (unless your an introvert and thriving - hellooo!). There are still ways to throw safe parties with everyone's health a priority. In this article, we … [Read more...] about 6 Themes for Your Next Couple’s Party
Couples choosing the DINKs way of life is becoming more and more common. There are quite a few reasons why those may choose the path or the path may choose them, but before diving in too deep, let's take a look at what the DINKs path really is and then dive into the most common reasons why couples choose the DINKs path. … [Read more...] about Common Reasons Why Couples Choose the DINKs Path
File this posting under "good to know if you want to improve your relationship". If you're looking for solid, easily actionable marital advice, consider signing up for the Gottman Marriage Minute. It's a great resource if you are discussing money or just want to improve how you relate to your partner. … [Read more...] about Check Out The Gottman Marriage Minute