When the Saver and Spender Unite

When the Spender and Saver Unite

I’ll never forget the first time my husband told me he had received an overdraft fee on his checking account. We were dating, not yet engaged, and as we were having lunch and talking about work, he casually mentioned that he had been charged an overdraft fee. I almost choked on my sandwich. I tried to play it off cool, as if overdraft fees were not a cardinal sin in … [Read more...]

Establishing Healthy Boundaries with Your In-Laws


My husband and I grew up 30 minutes away from one another. Every weekend my family would make the drive from our small town to the city we now call home, and we passed his family’s house countless times. (Of course, I never knew he lived there until our paths crossed four years ago.) Thinking about the man I wanted to marry someday, I always imagined and hoped that he … [Read more...]

When You Don’t Get the Hallmark Christmas You Want


They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For some, it’s the most difficult time of the year; for the rest, it’s the most hectic time of the year. I fit into the first category—I love everything about the holidays: the festivities, the decorations, the food, the family time. But most of all, I love the holidays because they are packed full of sweet memories and rich … [Read more...]

The Couple That Vacays Together Stays Together

The Couple that Vacays Together Stays Together

My husband and I got married two years ago, and we had the best honeymoon possible. It was a dream. We spent the week in Mexico being waited on hand and foot. We didn’t have to worry about what to eat because when we were hungry, we’d simply call room service and have food delivered within minutes. We didn’t have to pick up after ourselves. Each afternoon when we returned to … [Read more...]