Tag Archives: family finances

How to Improve Your Family’s Finances

It’s been a while since I have written specifically about family finances. In the past year, my wife have made huge progress in our family’s financial situation. In the past year, both of us have received promotions/new jobs, increased our savings, invested more money, and also splurged a little. If you are looking to improve your family’s finances, it starts with a few easy steps.Continue Reading

Financial Planning for Newlyweds

It was just over three years ago that my wife and I got married. We were young, just out of college, and had bright futures ahead of us. Our families were supportive and gave some advice on what we should do next, but our big life decisions ultimately came down to us…and we knew that. As we discovered, getting married affects your finances. Find out how we dealt with it.Continue Reading

Why Being Debt Free is Great for Your Family

If you are on of the adult members of a young family, it is time to start thinking long-term about your family’s finances. Most young people wait too long before they start thinking about retirement and will pay for it later. While you can choose to live it up now, by going into debt, taking out more loans, it has to stop now. Let me show you why.Continue Reading

Should You Hide Money From Your Spouse?

As a young couple, you are learning what it takes to be married and manage your finances together. This means managing a household budget and communicating with each other how and why you can save money. But, as we all know, it is never that simple, is it. Whether it’s a result of marital problems, not making enough money, or simply different opinions on where you spend your money, arguments about money come up. Issues will come up – it’s how you handle them that matters. A recent study showed that more people than not hide money from their spouse or partner. Find out my position on this situation.Continue Reading