Marriage and Money

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. […]

How We Make It Work: Joint Finances

by TTMK on May 19, 2014 · 1 comment

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai When it comes to the topic of separate or joint finances after marriage, people are passionate about their preferences. Those who have joint finances can’t imagine having separate finances and vice versa. There’s no right way; you and your spouse just have to do what works […]

In a business partnership, if one person has a greater share of ownership than the other, that person is the majority owner.  Own 51%, and you are the primary owner with more say in decision-making, all other things being equal. Many people might say that marriage is, in effect, a business partnership.  Oh, I know […]

For many couples, there is the age-old question: should we combine our finances or should we keep separate accounts? Many people, myself included, tend to prefer the idea of combined accounts.  It seems less divisive, and more unified – acting as “one”, so to speak.  Is that the hopeless romantic side of me?  🙂  However, […]