Marriage and Money

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai Kerry and Corey were married ten years before they had twin sons. Kerry had always expected to be a working mother, but after the children were born, she wanted nothing more than to stay home with them. She discussed staying home with Corey, but he was […]

Ah, tax season. Time to put together a folder of all of your important tax documents. If you’ve chosen to pay a tax preparer, you’ll need to drop off those documents, but you’re not off the hook yet. Someone will need to be the go-to person to speak with the tax preparer if he has […]

Valentine’s Day has practically become a holiday, it would seem. Much like Halloween, this has gone from being a small seasonal, fun day a generation ago to one that generates a lot of business. People are making money on this day, as Valentine’s Day-themed products are seemingly marketed and merchandised in increasing numbers. Of course, […]

The following post is written by Sarah Brooks Whether you work from home and your partner works in an office or you both work from home, it can often be hard to separate work-life from home-life. I know this first hand, as I have been working from home for nearly three years. Add in two […]

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai   My mom has a friend, “Sue” who we’ve known for years, since I was in elementary school. From the time we knew her, Sue had a rocky marriage to “Peter.” The two were complete opposites in every way: Sue is loud, outgoing, and a spendthrift […]

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai The question: Is length of time married tied to financial stability? I had never heard of this idea before, but when someone on one of my Facebook groups asked the question, it made sense. She had heard that the first 10 years of marriage were the […]

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai When my husband and I were married, we had just completed our bachelor’s and master’s degrees, respectively, and we were flat out broke. My mom had set aside $5,000 for our wedding, and that is exactly how much we spent, which was no easy task considering […]

Money Mistakes Engaged Couples Make

by TTMK on August 25, 2014 · 4 comments

Being engaged can be one of the most exciting times of a person’s life. There is a ton of excitement and anticipation for making a life together with someone who also loves you and wants the same. Money, understandably, isn’t at the forefront of many people’s minds at this time. After all, we all know […]

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai Most of us, since we were young, have envisioned owning a home. It’s a rite of passage to adulthood. You likely romanticized what style house you wanted in what locale before you even started your home search. If you were buying the home by yourself, you’d […]

The following post is by staff writer Melissa Batai You’ve likely heard the saying often enough, “She married someone just like her father,” or “His wife is just like his mother.” Sometimes this can be a compliment such as when a woman has a kind, caring, compassionate father and marries a man just like him. […]