The media loves to point out that one major cause of divorce is financial disagreements. Maybe the media talks about that so much because every marriage in the United States has a 40 to 50% chance of ending in divorce. That’s enough to make you consider not getting married! However, consider the flip side of this that’s never mentioned in the media—couples who effectively grow … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Couples to Effectively Grow Wealth Together
Abuse comes in many forms. While most people think of physical or emotional abuse, there is often a more subtle form of abuse that happens first—financial abuse. Financial abuse can happen in a marriage or a dating relationship, and it’s often the precursor to other forms of abuse. For that reason, learning the red flags of spousal financial abuse is essential. Knowing what … [Read more...] about What Are the Red Flags of Spousal Financial Abuse?
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
You may live for the thrill of investing and enjoy seeing your money in your portfolio grow. You may also weather any stock market downturn with resilience, confident that what goes down must go up. However, what do you do when your spouse is less than interested or even fearful of investing in the stock market? Depending on your partner’s personality, there are several ways … [Read more...] about How to Convince Your Spouse to Invest in Stocks
Minimalism is a lifestyle choice. Meaning it is a personal decision you make on your own. And by making it, you’re likely to come up against some people who don’t understand your decision, don’t take it seriously, or outright are against it (though I’m not sure what it is to them). But what can make the road to minimalism particularly challenging is if you choose to be a … [Read more...] about How to be a Minimalist When Your Partner Isn’t
Shacking up with a partner or getting married can set you up for a comfy living; but if you get used to that lifestyle and then one of you loses your job or wants to make a career change, then you have to make some changes, fast. Here's how to prepare for your transition from dual to a single income. … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for the Transition from Dual to Single Income
New Survey Shows Average Amounts That Turn Off Suitors Which is the worst first-date mistake – talking about an ex, eating food off your date's plate, or mentioning that you are heavily in debt? … [Read more...] about How Much Debt Repels Daters?
Good morning Dinks. Yesterday I witnessed a heated argument between two co-workers in my office. As I sat at my desk (a cubical with high walls) I could hear these two women having a disagreement about how to pitch a presentation they are supposed to work on together and have ready for our team meeting next week. It got me thinking, is the right time and place to be having … [Read more...] about Do your co-workers like you?