How couples can avoid cash-induced conflict courtesy of Cynthia Fick Money may not have the power to buy happiness, but it sure can stress people out! In fact, a survey by the American Psychological Association pinpointed money as the leading cause of stress for Americans, with 72 percent saying they had felt at least some stress about […]
Have you filed your taxes yet? Dan and I filed a few weeks ago and are deciding what to do with our refund this year. Since we get it automatically deposited into our checking account, it is really easy to spend it without thinking about it. This year, we are going to have a plan! […]
Savvy shoppers know that timing is everything—certain items are discounted during specific seasons and/or holidays. Some sales are tied to phasing out old models and bringing in the new, like cars, while others are long-standing traditions like Black Friday. Below is a monthly shopping guide provided by Chelsea Hudson, Shopping Expert at TopCashback.com (an awesome cashback […]
Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking (this happens to me about 2-3 times/week) but eating out is expensive! Here are coupons and deals for 35 different restaurants to help cut down on the cost. I hope you find your favorite restaurant on the list! Related post: 9 Ways to Save Money When Eating Out […]
There is a saying that 90% of problems can be solved by one thing, and that is money. Money, or lack thereof, is the source of so much stress in relationships. Therefore, this also can be an area where you can build a much stronger relationship if you take the time to address the issue […]
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.