In truth, the most expensive court cases are yet to happen. We can examine the already litigated and documented expensive court cases. However, we must realize their value has already been eroded by inflation. Yesteryear’s millions are now today’s billions. Similarly, international comparisons are somewhat meaningless. The most expensive court cases for the USA easily … [Read more...] about The Ten Most Expensive Court Cases In History
Equality is an important factor in successful relationships, including financial equality. Decades ago, when our parents and grandparents got married, they likely merged finances together. While many couples still do that, many decide to keep their finances separate. If you keep them separate, you must figure out an equitable way to pay common expenses including utilities, … [Read more...] about How to Split Utility Bills with Your Spouse
We’ve been renters for years. We have lived in two different apartments during our marriage. In the first one, the landlords were terrible. In the second one the landlord was fabulous. But with both of them, the noise from other tenants was maddening. Now that it’s time to move again, the big decision awaits: should we buy or rent a home? … [Read more...] about Dinks Dilemma: Buy or Rent Our New Home?
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
For those of you who are interested in prosper, here is a quick update on what is going on with my account. I've been pretty consistent with investing in Prosper since 2006. For the last couple of years, I was paying off a ton of credit card debt and was drawing down the account. However, I've got the debt under control, so I've been gradually easing back into the platform. … [Read more...] about James’ November Prosper Update
Most of us tip at restaurants and hair dressers. We tip Uber and taxi drivers. We leave a tip for the housekeeper when we stay at a hotel. When you tip people, you are showing the workers that you appreciate the job that they are doing. However, what about other service providers you may not use as frequently? For instance, if you have your own house, you may have used the … [Read more...] about Do You Tip House Painters?
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?
While many couples don’t buy life insurance until they decide to have children, that’s not the only time life insurance is needed. If you’re a DINK couple, you should still consider buying life insurance. There are several reasons why you likely want to get life insurance for both of you, even if one partner has a much lower paying job than the other. … [Read more...] about Do Both You and Your Spouse Need Life Insurance?
Swagbucks is a website that allows you to earn points (Swagbucks) for online activities. The points can be redeemed for gift cards or cash. I've been using Swagbucks on and off for six years. If you haven't been using this site to earn a bit of extra money, you've been missing out, as this Swagbucks review will demonstrate. … [Read more...] about Swagbucks Review
As a DINK couple, you may find yourself and your partner in the enviable position of earning high salaries. While having a high income is a nice reward for hard work, there are also drawbacks, one of them being the amount of taxes that you have to pay. However, there are legal high income earners' tax strategies that can limit the tax burden you face. … [Read more...] about What Are the Tax Strategies of High Income Earners?