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
You may find as you get older that your friends tease you and ask you when you’re going to have kids. They may tell you you’re missing out but not having children. However, if you’re firmly committed to the DINKS lifestyle, you might tell your friends you’re missing out on the expense that comes with children. Indeed, there are many financial benefits of being DINKS. … [Read more...] about Financial Benefits of Being DINKS
As DINKS, you may find yourself in a better financial position than many of your friends and family. After all, you have no children, which can be a huge money saver. The USDA estimates that “a family will spend approximately $12,980 annually per child in a middle-income ($59,200-$107,400), two-child, married-couple family.” In addition to not having children, you will also … [Read more...] about 3 Financial Mistakes DINKS Make
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?