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?
More and more of my friends are tying the knot and as an individual with an interest in personal finance, I think it is important to reinforce that everyone should have the money talk before the marriage talk. Because marriage and joining your life together is a...read more
People are usually surprised to hear that I snore like a freight train but I do. It's actually a pretty bad problem. My ex used to kick me out of the room to the second bedroom because I snored so badly (which is why he is now an ex I suppose!). When I go traveling...read more
I know that some people hate when I write about personal stuff on this blog and others like it because it's a little bit of voyeurism into other people's lives (which you have to admit, is interesting for many). For those who are new to reading Y&T.ca, I've been...read more
This post is inspired by a powerful and poignant Lifehack article on What do Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have in Common? Their Kids Aren't Rich. In that article, the author talks about how Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are both billionaires many times over, and...read more
I recently had my wedding at the end of January and there has been no shortage of people offering me advice on how to have a successful marriage. I didn’t realise this, but apparently every couple thinks that their relationship is the best in the world, and that many...read more
I have a few friends and acquaintances who are in the middle of some nasty divorces, some of these marriages lasted under five years, and some marriages lasted over 20 years. Having went through the separation of a 7.5 year relationship myself, I learned that you...read more
I know that some readers don't really like reading posts about relationships or my dating life (and I know some of you do because we all have voyeuristic tendencies whether we like to admit it or not). The past year and half felt like a long time and was an intense...read more
A couple weeks ago on The Money Mastermind Show we talked about how to get started, which isn’t something I’ve thought about for a while now. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in comparing dividend growth metrics and TFSA vs RRSP arguments that we forget the basics are...read more
I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news (well, not like anyone really gives a hoot!) but I think that the promising relationship with new guy I had been seeing for over half a year has deteriorated. It sucks. Especially sucks when you have to have to see your...read more
In a perfect world, money would not be an issue. Or maybe if I had a perfect personality (instead of my neurotic, analytical self), dating costs would not be an issue. Or maybe if we lived in a world where traditional female and male roles of nurturer and provider did...read more