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!
Happy Friday DINKS! Today we are discussing our pre DINK lives. Before we were DINKS we were young adults, and before that we were teenagers. What was your financial education as a teenager? I grew up in a family that had everything because our parents grew up with without any things. I wouldn’t say that my parents lived their childhood through my sister and I, but they … [Read more...] about Friday Roundup: Giving Young People a Financial Education
There is a new trend among young women who are unhappy at their jobs to get pregnant and go on maternity leave, rather than quit their job or transfer out of their current position. Yesterday I was talking with my friend and co-worker who is extremely unhappy at our bank branch. She has been working at our bank branch for 5 years and feels that the new management strategies … [Read more...] about I Quit… No Wait I’m Pregnant!
This past week my boss told me that he is about to have another child. After this child is born he will have 3 children, all under the age of 6. I couldn’t help but think that his life is my biggest nightmare. I am only 2 years younger than him and I can’t imagine having to feed, clothe, take care of and provide shelter for 3 other people. Maybe I am selfish, maybe I am a … [Read more...] about People With Kids Are Broke!?!
I know that we have discussed this before but after the last post where we discussed the cost of having children I started to think...Is my choice to not have children a smart financial decision, a selfish choice, or am I just flat out being a total commitment coward? With the recent break up of my entire family because of my step mother’s violent actions, I haven’t spoke to … [Read more...] about Being a DINK: Maybe I am just a Coward!
Last week while I was on vacation with my Dad I realized that his life is not as involved online as mine is. My father doesn’t use online banking; whereas I check my bank accounts every morning before I take my shower. My father does use email, but he doesn’t read or contribute to online blogs. He is not a member of Face Book or Twitter. My Dad doesn’t even have a cell phone. … [Read more...] about Communication or Generation Gap?
I am 29 years old and I am a DINK. I am in a dual income no kids relationship. I enjoy working and I enjoy spending my money on clothes, trips, and (more recently) my car. However, as I get closer to becoming 30 years old (in October) I am starting to ask myself...Do I want Kids? I don’t think that I do, because children seem like kind of a hassle. Kids are loud and … [Read more...] about DINKS: Smart or Selfish?