Relationships, Engagements, and Weddings – Say “I Don’t” to Debt
Between 40% and 50% of divorces happen because of money-related issues depending on what survey you read. Do we really need any more proof that this personal finance thing is important?
$32,358 Average wedding cost Wedding Bells Magazine
Average bride thinks engagement ring should 4K, still need wedding bands there too buddy
Pre Nup? Breaking off? Common law?
Summer is just around the corner and so is Canada’s wedding season – if you’re into traditional (local) weddings that is. It’s wedding mania for me now since I’m in my mid-to-late twenties and I’ve been to two weddings this year already (including my first good...read more
In Canada we are pretty darn lucky to have a great maternity (and paternity) leave system, although surviving on 55% of your income for much of the year can be pretty daunting. Some of my friends in the United States are not so lucky and have 12 weeks of leave after...read more
According to the Globe and Mail the average wedding costs over $25,000 these days. It doesn’t make much sense to go into debt when you’re just beginning your new life together (especially considering that financial stress can be so destructive to relationships). ...read more
I recently read this great book by Dan Ariely (a researcher in behavioural economics) called "Predictably Irrational" and one of the chapters was especially interesting: The Cost of Social Norms: Why we are Happy to Do Things but Not When We are Paid to Do Them"...read more
"For better or worse, for richer or poorer" The sad reality is that many marriages do not survive the for "poorer" especially if there is a significant difference between the spending habits of the individuals within the marriage and when there is irreconcilable...read more
Now that I am out of the dating game (seriously thankful!) I can reflect on my dating adventures. In hindsight I blew a lot of money trying to find Mr. Right, when I shouldn't have done so. It would have been an interesting analysis to see exactly how much I spent...read more
To be honest, I thought that wedding planning wouldn't be this stressful. Obviously I am probably adding stress when it's not even necessary (sometimes that seems to be the story of my life haha). I am a detailed oriented and organized person, and my fiancee is also...read more
I am getting married in less than 100 days, or at least that's what Wedding Wire tells me. It's enough to freak the bejeezus out of me. Wedding Wire is my 'go to' wedding planning website when compared to The Knot. Check out the head to head comparison between The...read more
Canada’s online banks are growing not only in number of competitors, but also in services offered, and ease of use as well. This is great news if you: Hate driving to a bank branch. Can’t stand waiting in lines. Don’t enjoy paying ever-increasing fees to access your...read more
The topic of how to split finances with your significant other has been discussed many times before by other personal finance bloggers and also by myself. There are different ways to split household expenses and one way might work well for one couple and another way...read more