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
Student loans to fund education are the modern day reality. Few parents can afford to fully pay for their children’s college education and the costs involved have been growing at a far faster rate than inflation. The logic of taking out a loan is that on graduation there are improved career prospects that far outweigh the costs involved in repaying back the loan. Increasingly … [Read more...] about Are the Costs of Funding Further Education Worth It?
I know this is a dual income no kids personal finance blog, so it should go without saying that I never want to have kids. However something happened to me last weekend that just solidified my life choice is the right choice for me. Last Friday my best friend and I decided to take a girls weekend away from our boyfriends and just hang out together doing nothing but watching … [Read more...] about This is Why I Never Want to Have Kids
That's what my co-worker told me yesterday after he announced he and his wife of nine years are getting a divorce. Now this may seem like a weird topic for me to bring up since I am neither married or have kids but I think it's a very interesting topic to bring up. They say the first year of marriage is the hardest I'd like to know if that's true. I would assume this … [Read more...] about Having Kids Ruined My Marriage
Good morning Dinks. I recently went home to visit my family and friends and I spent a day catching up with my best friend from childhood. I have known her almost my entire life, I think we met when we were 6 and now we are both 33. We've stayed friends all these years because we have a lot of things in common even though I left my hometown at 19. We share a love for scary … [Read more...] about Dinks: Are we doing it all wrong?
Yep, the original DINKs, James & Miel are about to no longer qualify for the status of DINKs. We are expecting our first child any day now and wanted to share a bit with our readers about the transformation. When we started DINKs Finance eight years ago, on the eve of our marriage, we were like many couples in their late twenties and early twenties. We really didn't know … [Read more...] about DINKs No Longer!
Good morning Dinks. So many times here on Dinks we have talked about how people with no kids work harder at the office because we don’t have the time commitment to rush home to and how childless couples are seen as being selfish in the eyes of society. But maybe this isn’t so true anymore. Dinks may be the norm, worldwide According to a recent survey released by … [Read more...] about Are DINKS the new normal?
Have you ever missed part of a movie because a young kid was kicking the back of your seat? Have you ever not enjoyed a delicious meal at an expensive restaurant because there was a screaming kid sitting at the table next to you? Have you ever wanted something from the shelf at your favourite store but you couldn’t reach it because there was a woman with her kid’s stroller in … [Read more...] about Sorry No Kids Allowed
(Guest Post by Eveline Bernices) Good afternoon to all of my DINK friends. As some of you might have heard, we have lost several members of our special little society over the past couple of weeks. According to sources like the New York Times, the population of Earth has reached over 7 billion people. While most of this growth is accounted for in lower socioeconomic … [Read more...] about A DINK No More
Good Morning DINKS. Today we are discussing our DINK lifestyle. Over this past summer I was interviewed by an NYU student named Lorena who was researching the DINK lifestyle. She wrote an interesting article from the DINK point of view that included interviews with yours truly from DINKS Finance, as well as a couple from DINK Life. The main view of the article was about how … [Read more...] about DINKS Discrimination!