Agreeing on a way to deal with your newlywed finances can be difficult. Over the years, Stacey and I have developed a method we use to watch over our expenses and do our best to keep them under control. We have a team approach where we divide up responsibilities and work independently but also keep […]
Valentine’s Day is rumored to have been created by a popular greeting card company to boost sales. While this isn’t true, it’s easy to get carried away and spend a lot of money on a little bit of romance in a box. Here’s how to keep the money in your wallet and still have a […]
Any last-minute shoppers out there? Only 3 more days until Christmas! We made the mistake of going out to dinner near the mall last night; the traffic was horrendous. Why do so many people go out to shop? I’d rather stay in and shop online. How about you?
As September is coming to a close, you are probably looking forward to the falling leaves and dressing up for Halloween. However, if you plan to host Thanksgiving at your house this year, you should really start getting organized now. Hosting family and friends for Thanksgiving dinner can be a very stressful undertaking!
Now that you are married, one of the biggest changes in your life will be your finances. This is probably why money is one of the most common reasons that couples get divorced. It is very important that you make sure to start off on the right foot with your newlywed finances so that you can avoid possible disagreements in the future. Here is a financial to-do list that will help you and your spouse navigate some of the tough financial decisions you now need to make as a couple.
It is that time of year again … tax time. In the past, I always knew I would get a tax refund each year. I set it up this way so I had a nice little boost each February. This made doing taxes pretty much a joy. When Dan and I got married, we both enjoyed getting a refund at tax time. Again, this made doing taxes fun. We were excited to see how much we could spend on a bit of a “gift” to ourselves.
If you’re like most Americans, you have a garage, basement or bedroom designated for outgrown clothing, electronics that have been replaced with the current model, and furniture that no longer fits your style. Being newlyweds, yours likely includes a combination of his and her things that didn’t make the cut when it came to outfitting […]
There are certain stages in life when it is important to think about your insurance coverage: when you get a job, retire, buy a car, and of course, when you get married. Most newlyweds recognize that a few insurance topics need to be dealt with after they get married. For example, you aren’t going to want to keep two car insurance policies if you can save by combining them under one policy. The same thing goes for health insurance. However, there is one other type of insurance I really wish that we had considered …
No doubt about it, the Christmas season is the most beautiful time of year. Lights sparkle inside and outside homes, 12 foot Santa Clause figures loom over rooftops and lawns, artificial candles burn in windows, and electric bills soar. It’s easy to get caught up in all the hoopla of the holidays and blow January’s budget […]
If there is one thing that every married couple should know, it is that you have to continue dating to keep the love and romance alive. When we first get together and feel that rush of butterflies at just the sight of that guy or gal, we look forward to date night. We cannot wait […]