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 […]
Though we all know that saving money is important, it can also seem like quite a chore. Listed below are some relatively painless ways to save $50 this month, and in some cases, you’ll save much more. Buy an outfit from the thrift store instead of from the mall. It takes a little legwork, but […]
Money… one of the biggest reasons couples get divorced. As newlyweds, you have to adjust to another person’s spending habits. If the other person has debt, loves to go on shopping binges, or is a tightwad with money, this can be a difficult adjustment to make. My husband and I discussed money issues before we […]
When I got married, I was thrilled to take on a new last name because I was never very fond of my maiden name. I was happy creating my new signature and buying as many things as I could with my new initials. I even came up with ways to incorporate my new monogram in our decor. […]
How to Extend Your Grocery Dollars Without Extending Your Time in the Kitchen I have a constant struggle between my desire to make delicious and nutritious meals, my need to remain within a given budget, and the limited amount of time I want to spend in the kitchen (none). This struggle tends to lead me […]