Six Financial To-Do’s (and Don’ts) of Wedding Planning

Six Financial To-Do’s (and Don’ts) of Wedding Planning

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFA From choosing decorations and centerpieces, to deciding on the dream tailor-made dresses for you and your bridesmaids, weddings are one of the biggest and most memorable milestones in our lives. While wedding planning can be exciting,...

How To Create Greater Financial Intimacy in Your Relationship

by Dr. Kristin Davin “Not all relationships require financial intimacy to function, but financial intimacy does require a deep connectedness to exist.” — Timmons Money is a complicated topic. It’s also a main contributor to divorce. So, the...

Insuring a New Marriage

Reevaluating their insurance coverage isn’t uppermost on the minds of most newlyweds, and it won’t ensure a long and happy marriage. But the right insurance can go a long way toward shielding you against the kinds of financial calamities that can strain...

Are You Cheating on Your Honey…with Money?

According to MONEY‘s poll, of the more than 1,000 married couples surveyed, 70% argue about money. It’s time to be open and honest about your financial activities to your spouse.

15 (Frugal) Ways to Date Your Mate

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFA Maybe you have a date with that special someone on Valentine’s Day or a romantic dinner with your significant other. Whatever the situation, below are some ideas for a great cheap date with your honey that will save you lots of...

Financial Fitness for Newlyweds

Most newlyweds will feel like there’s never enough money and that’s why it’s important to understand your partner’s approach to money before tying the knot!

Mars and Venus – Women, Men and Money

by Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFAMars may not be so far from Venus when it comes to money. According to a recent Redbook-SmartMoney Survey, most couples aren’t wasting time arguing over finances and they have few clashes over cash.One of the most revealing survey...

What To Do When Financial Opposites Attract

Are you and your significant other financial opposites? If so, you’re not alone.  Sometimes the results can be quite painful. Here are four simple steps to help increase the financial harmony between yourself and your significant other.