Money, Marriage, and My Man: 3 Lessons a Trip to DC Taught Me About My Money Issues

My husband and I took a weekend jaunt to DC this Presidents’ weekend to get away and to connect with some friends. We pulled into a rest stop and he asked for my credit card to fill the tank. “How much would that cost?” I asked. He said, “around $65.00 or $70.00.” He noticed my

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Why Cutting The Cable Will Save My Marriage (and Us Money)

Before I got married, I used to hear women talk about how hard it was to keep the passion going and the juices flowing in a marriage.  I never understood what they meant, though. Not that I believed that the love in their marriages wasn’t real, I just (naively) thought the passion that my husband and

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The Budget and The Bride: 8 Ways To Start A Financially Fluid Marriage

It took two years before I finally walked down the aisle.  I loved my fiancé, but I just wasn’t ready. “Ready” had nothing to do with “cold feet.”  “Ready”, for me, had everything to do with being financial positioned to absorb the cost of a wedding. I had spent the larger part of my twenties

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The Budget and The Bride: 8 Ways to Start Your Marriage Financially Fluid

I just got married!!!! But it was touch-and-go for a minute. I had been engaged for a year and living with my then-fiance for seven months before making it to the altar. My mama was scared. My brother was skeptical. There were rumors and concerns up and through Antigua and Tobago about if/when I was

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