When my grandparents got older, they moved in with my mom. Then, after my grandpa passed away and my grandma needed to go to medical appointments or hair appointments, my mom or one of her other children drove her. Though American families increasingly live further from one another, there are usually one or two children who live nearby to help their parents in their old age. … [Read more...] about Do DINKs Need a Larger Retirement Fund Than Their Peers?
Yahoo finance used to be a powerhouse of great personal articles and videos. Their quality has declined as of late, but there are still some gems to be had if you're digging through the archives. Here is a quick video I like by Farnoosh Torabi. In it she details some of the habits of people making more than $150,000 annually with $3.2 million in investable assets. … [Read more...] about Daily Habits of Wealthy People
My grandma grew up during the Great Depression. However, she was largely insulated from the economic effects because she lived with her wealthy aunts. Then, she married my grandpa, who came from a large family without a lot of money. My grandpa joked that he had to teach her everything about money, but she was a good student. By the time I was born, she had been frugal and … [Read more...] about Financial Advice from My Grandma
During the pandemic, Americans were on the move. Many moved to be closer to family. Others moved because they were working remotely and could choose locations with a lower cost of living. But what if you can’t move? What if you’re anchored to your town because of a job or family, but you're unhappy where you live? What options do you have then? … [Read more...] about What to Do If You’re Unhappy Where You Live
The number one cause of divorce is disagreements about money. While we may think of this meaning arguing about how you each spend money, there can also be a darker side. In some marriages, spouses hide money from one another. This can lead to divorce, especially if the behavior has lasting financial implications such as bankruptcy. … [Read more...] about How to Tell If Your Spouse Is Hiding Money
People enter the DINKS lifestyle for different reasons. The most common reasons are that they don’t want children, can’t afford children, or can’t have children. However, while those reasons may comprise most DINKS couples in the United States, there are other, more nuanced reasons why couples choose to be DINKS. … [Read more...] about More Reasons Why DINKS Choose Not to Have Kids
The perfect DINK formula is a couple with two incomes and no children. These couples may remain DINKs forever, or being DINKs may just be a stop on the way to having children. There are general assumptions about DINKs, so for fun, we created this DINK cliche test. Are you a perfect DINK according to the test? … [Read more...] about Are You a DINK Cliche? Take the Test.
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
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?
According to one of Russell Brand's most recent YouTube videos, the number one reason why couples break up is lack of communication. We always hear it, but communication is truly key. It is better to overcommunicate than under-communicate. That is why I am bringing you these 100 important questions to discuss with your spouse to make sure you're both on the same page. Plus, … [Read more...] about 100 Important Money Questions Couples Should Answer Together Now