September 4, 2013
When you think about getting married, you think about pretty dresses, big parties, and an amazing honeymoon. What you don't tend to think about is joint bank accounts, debt ratios, and discretionary income. I mean, who wants to walk down the...
August 30, 2013
It has been an absolute whirlwind these last 5 weeks since we had our first baby. We read, prepped, researched and read some more only to find ourselves still relatively overwhelmed by this new person in our lives.
As much of a roller...
August 15, 2013
Getting married is hard work – drafting a guest list, picking a band, paring the guest list, finding a venue, expanding the guest list, hiring a caterer, paring the guest...
August 6, 2013
Within 24-hours of joining our individual checking accounts, my fiancé went out to buy the top item on his wish list: new golf clubs....
August 5, 2013
There a quite a few differences between the two now that the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June 2013. This ruling gives married same-sex couples the 1100+...
August 2, 2013
Sound familiar? No doubt you have either been on the giving or receiving end of what is known to us fee-only financial planners as financial infidelity, which is a growing problem in the United States.
A recent survey by the National...
July 22, 2013
The Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in June 2013. That means married same-sex couples now qualify for the 1100+ federal benefits that were previously denied to them.
July 16, 2013
Back in March, we decided to use one of our vacation weeks for a staycation in July. There are benefits to staying...
July 15, 2013
For the second summer in the row, I find myself the victim of my husband’s success at finding legal internships in out-of-state locations, and living by myself for the months of June and July. Last summer this elicited a number of concerned looks...
July 12, 2013
I recently moved in with my fiancé and I suppose it’s natural to expect that the process would bring up a lot of questions and feelings about money.
Even though by the end of the first month in our relationship we had disclosed our money...