What to Do if You’re a Saver and Your Spouse Isn’t

January 29, 2014

Married couples can face financial stressors on various fronts. Maybe this isn’t even a stress – but a preference – but what do you do if you’re a saver and your spouse isn’t? It’s actually a serious dilemma though, even if many would not consider it to be an actual problem. Some people have a deep […]

How to Handle a Spendthrift Spouse

October 29, 2013

We all hope to improve our financial situations over the long run. But what do you do if you have a spendthrift spouse who isn’t on board with your plans for financial improvement? It’s sad but true, that while people seek out all kinds of common ground in a marriage partner, the one area that […]

How to Live on One Income – Even if You Don’t Have To

August 27, 2013

Many couples and families would love the opportunity to be able to live on one income. At a minimum, a stay-at-home partner could go a long way toward minimizing so many of the stresses of everyday life. Let’s face it, with all the chores that it takes to run a household, to raise kids, to […]

Prenups & Beyond: 6 Tips for Money and Divorce

June 25, 2011

When you go through a divorce, you not only endure emotional bankruptcy, you could face financial bankruptcy as well.  Divorce is actually a common cause for bankruptcy in the US, more often for women than men.  Although divorce is the probably the last thing on your mind when you get engaged and get married there a […]

Seven Habits of Financially Healthy Couples

June 12, 2010

This week is our 10 year wedding anniversary and after writing about how to prepare financially to save your marriage from money problems I also wanted to share some habits that have helped us successfully manage our money together over the last ten years. These are in no specific order and in case you’re wondering I’m not […]

The Newlyweds Guide To Buying An Affordable House

August 30, 2008

One of the first things on the minds of newlyweds is buying a house. This is ironic, because most young newlywed couples aren’t in a good financial position to buy a house. Buying a house is a huge endeavor, and you must have SOME cash to buy it. The days of getting into a house […]

How to Save Money on Your Honeymoon and Still Have A Blast

August 28, 2008

With all the money spent on your wedding the last thing you want to do is break the bank on your honeymoon. You still want it to be a beautiful, romantic trip to remember though! Here are a seven ways to get the most out of your honeymoon without spending a fortune: Make a budget […]

Newlywed’s Guide To Finding An Affordable Apartment

August 27, 2008

For those of you who decided that buying a house isn’t right for you at this point in your life, your next step is finding an affordable apartment or rental house. In Florida, rent for apartments and houses has sky-rocketd, because the demand has increased so much. In metro areas of cities in Florida such […]

How to Register For Wedding Gifts – A Guide to Maximizing Your Wedding Registry

August 26, 2008

Creating a wedding registry is one of the best parts about getting married. (Besides the fact that you’ve found the love of your life, and you’re about to embark on your happily-ever-after.) Here’s the quick and simple guide to get the most out of your wedding registry with the least amount of stress: Understand that […]

How to Save Money on a Destination Wedding

August 22, 2008

Jetting off to an exotic location surrounded by your closest friends and family may not sound like a cheap way to tie the knot, but the truth is it can actually cost far less than a traditional wedding. If you are interested in planning a destination wedding, then here are eight tips to save you […]