Even though the vows clearly state “until death do us part,” there are many marriages within the United States that are not fulfilling that promise. More than 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, it is not surprising that an increasing number of couples … Continue reading Before You Say I Do: The Ups and Downs of a Legal Prenuptial Agreement
Most people don’t consider the financial implications of marriage when they take the plunge. Inherently, this isn’t a good or a bad thing, it’s simply that we have too many other things on our mind when we’re in love and ready to pop (or answer) “the question.” But...as we all know, marriage can have a … Continue reading Is Your Money Better Off Single or Married?
One of the most challenging situations (and one that ironically seems to happen with nearly every couple I meet) is when a “spender” marries a “saver.” Here are 9 tips for dealing with this kind of situation.
What's the secret of our relative success? By chance or by design, we've made the following 5 strategies a priority in our joint financial system.
When my wife and I got married last September, one of the first things I resolved to do was to create a list of questions and topics we would need to discuss in order to arrive at a comprehensive list of goals for our life together. I think my wife is used to my organized … Continue reading How to Set Joint Financial Goals with Your Partner
One of the tools I use on a regular basis to keep my wife in the loop about our finances is the monthly report. Monthly is a bit of a misnomer, since I really do it twice each month (once mid-month to monitor our progress, and once at the end of the month to review … Continue reading Using a Monthly Report to Discuss Money With Your Spouse
Today is the 20th day of the month of March. That may seem insignificant, but those within my closest circle of friends and family know that I am not available tonight for calls, questions, or emergencies. That's because every 20th of the month, regardless of outside circumstances or what day of the week it falls … Continue reading 22 Ideas for Cheap Dates