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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
There is so much to think about when buying your first home as newlyweds—from how much you can afford, to what type of property and where. But it can become a reality if you set yourselves some realistic goals. Here are some questions to consider when deciding if you should buy your first home. How […]
With marriage comes a long list of changes that may need to be made: your name, your address, your bank accounts, your tax filing status, your insurance… the list goes on and on. Although you may not need to make all of these changes, you do need to think about them and make decisions as […]
Money may not have the power to buy happiness, but it sure can stress us 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 money in the previous month. What’s more, about one-third of adults with partners said money is a major cause of conflict in their relationship.
This is a tough question that will probably yield many different responses depending on who you ask. When my husband and I got married, I felt that we should combine our money into joint accounts. My husband wasn’t so sure. He wanted to have some privacy in his spending, and I could understand that need. […]
There are some great ways to save as a married couple. A very easy way is to look through your list of bills and see where you can combine accounts. Here is a list of ways my husband and I cut out duplicates and saved money: Insurance Combining auto insurance policies as well as renter’s/home […]