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?

Cohabitation Agreements and Living Together Common Law

The Cost of Canadian Weddings Today

How to Ask for Money Instead of Gifts Tactfully

Joint or Personal Accounts for Couples?

Would You Buy an Engagement Ring on Amazon?

Alternatives to Diamond Engagement Rings

How to Split the Costs of Dating

Eloping vs a Destination Wedding

The Cost of Destination Weddings vs Traditional Weddings

How Much is That Wedding in The Window?

10 Financial Tips for Newlyweds

Mixing Social Norms and Market Norms with Dating

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"...

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4 More Marriage and Money Tips

"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...

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Why Dating Shouldn’t Cost Very Much

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...

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A Peek Inside my Wedding Budget

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...

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The Complete Guide to Canada’s Best Online Banks

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...

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How to Split Finances With Your Partner

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...

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Destination Wedding or Stay at Home Wedding: Which are We Choosing

So much has happened in the past six years since I started this blog!  I can't believe I have the great fortune to be able to make this decision (finally).  Although it didn't turn out to be with who I thought it would be (life always throws you a curve ball right) I...

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Why Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring Online Is a Good Option

Everything is done online these days.  Banking.  Dating.  Shopping.  So why not consider buying an engagement ring online? Earlier last year, my amazing boyfriend suggested that we go shopping for engagement rings together.  I admittedly felt a little shy about doing...

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Tips on Buying an Engagement Ring Online in Canada

More and more people are purchasing their engagement rings online.  Despite the poor USD to CAD exchange rate, many people are purchasing their engagement rings online.  If you have USD exchanged already this may be an even better option for you than a traditional...

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