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Discuss Your Credit Secrets Before You Put a Ring on It

Discuss Your Credit Secrets Before You Put a Ring on It

There are so many things couples learn about each other after getting married. The honeymoon ends and real life sets in. It’s all too easy to jump into this lifelong commitment in a fog of emotional highs and good intentions only to be blind-sided by your partner’s odd habits or a credit secret. Most couples...

5 Financial Reasons to Avoid Co-mingling if you Cohabitate

5 Financial Reasons to Avoid Co-mingling if you Cohabitate

As this experience running a laundromat officially winds down, I was recently engaged in conversation with yet another colorful personality. We’ve had the laundromat since 2003. This most recent exchange reminded me of some of the more memorable characters we’ve met over the years. Gun-toting Granny. This very seasoned citizen, probably in her 70’s with...

Dance Off $103,000 of Student Loan Debt

Dance Off $103,000 of Student Loan Debt

Let’s be clear. Tim Otis and his wife didn’t dance the debt away. They buckled down, got serious, and worked their keisters off to dump $103,000 in student loan debt. The dancing came after! I first learned of Tim’s story after reading his riveting (yes, paying off debt is exciting) tale of decisions, sacrifices, and...

5 Ways Couples Commit Financial Infidelity  on BMWK

5 Ways Couples Commit Financial Infidelity on BMWK

80% of marriages dissolve due to money fights and/or related troubles. Obtaining financial peace within your relationship should be a priority. Clear communication and integrity within a marriage are key skills to maintaining a strong union. I would also submit that financial fidelity between couples is essential to achieve marital bliss.