Marriage and Money

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, […]

In the last post, we discussed four ways to save on your wedding including considering alternative wedding days and times and using alternative venues as well as enlisting the help of family and friends.  Today we’re back with six more ways to save on your wedding.  Please feel free to go back to Part 1 […]

10 Ways to Save on Your Wedding, Part 1

by TTMK on March 31, 2014 · 1 comment

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai My cousin, Sarah, just recently married her boyfriend of four years.  They planned a very simple wedding with only 10 people in attendance.  They married on the beach; my aunt made the wedding dress, and the groom rented the tux. After the beach service, they all […]

The following post is from staff writer Melissa Batai.  Editor’s comments are below. More and more women are becoming the main breadwinners for their families.  In fact, 25% of all women outearn their spouses (Working Mother).  My guess is that many more women don’t outearn their husbands but earn an equal amount or close to […]

Does anybody like to do housework?  Do you enjoy laundry, cleaning, and other duties? While there are probably some people who do, my guess is that there are many more that don’t get too excited by such tasks.  It is what it is, things just have to get done around the house.   How we approach […]

When the question of how much to spend on a ring comes up, there is often a quick answer that people give.  Three months salary for a ring is something that, we are told, is a rule of thumb.  As in, a man must allocate three months of his hard work in order to secure the […]

The holiday season can be a great time of year.  Personally, I really enjoy it – particularly for the family aspect of it.  There’s something about spending time together with all the familiar music, ornaments, and traditions, that bridges past memories with the present. Of course, there are also gifts involved.  Some families go all […]

The Freeloader Husband

by TTMK on November 18, 2013 · 11 comments

When couples retire, often times one person might stop working sooner than the other.  This might be planned, or it might be due to an unexpected situation such as a layoff or health issues. Of course, there are many different permutations of what could possibly happen, that there might not be a one size fits […]

Spending money to buy nice things that look good is not a new concept.  It happens all the time, and perhaps there are some times it makes perfect sense. When it comes to spending a lot of money to impress friends, that’s when it gets interesting.  Not because I think it’s a good idea, but […]