Tag Archives: marriage

Love and money

I’m not going to pretend money is romantic. But many of the things you can do with money are romantic: The average person will spend close to $131 on Valentine’s Day, taking their loved one out to dinner, on a … Continue reading

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Learning to appreciate the small stuff

One thing we’ve learned over the past five-odd years – roughly the length of the economic downturn – is how to cut back. Some people cut back because they lost jobs or didn’t get expected raises or bonuses. Others cut … Continue reading

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Financial moves when you have a child later in life

The new trend among would-be parents: Waiting. We’re putting children off longer than ever before. Women in the US are becoming first-time mothers at an average age of 25, four years older than we were in 1970. And it seems … Continue reading

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Choosing guardians for your children

For any parent, choosing guardians is a struggle. You want to pick the right person for your children, of course. But weighing the pros and cons of select friends and family members isn’t pretty, and you also have to worry … Continue reading

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Empty nest = what to do with all our free time

In previous posts, I’ve mentioned that my husband and I have more free time now that our kids are out of the house and we have an empty nest. We still have two in college so we need to be … Continue reading

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How to deal financially when life is changing all around you

When you go through a major life change – a divorce or separation, the death of a spouse, a major move – it can feel like your finances are in a free fall. But often, getting your money in order, … Continue reading

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What would it take to move you?

June 2013 was an amazing month of change with the ground breaking Supreme Court rulings, and I have gotten a few questions about how this huge change will impact our family. That chapter is yet to be written so for … Continue reading

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Learning to trust again

As a country, we’ve been pushing marriage back further and further – a Pew Research Center analysis of Census data recently found that the median age at marriage has never been higher, landing at 26.5 for women and 28.7 for … Continue reading

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Pre-marital planning

I have a dear friend who is getting married again. She is one of these women who has it all–beautiful inside and out, successful in her career and financially stable. When she told me she was getting married again I… Continue reading

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Focusing on my give

“This is Dr. Such-And-Such and I’m calling to tell you that your husband is going to be fine,” the doctor says in a stern there’s-no-need-to-go-freaking-out-woman tone. I frantically took notes but my brain started to fog over in spite of… Continue reading

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