Within the last four years, it has become more difficult to borrow. In that environment, more people are considering borrowing from family. Should they?
Should You Reveal Your Debt To Family And Friends?
If you are struggling to get out of debt, should you reveal your debt to your family and friends, or keep it on the down low?
Should You Pay Off Debt Before Having A Baby?
I‘ve been reading a lot of discussion lately surrounding the topic of having kids, and whether a couple should wait to have children until they get out of debt. I thought it was an interesting debate as just about everyone has a different take on the topic. A recent poll on BabyCenter.com asked, “ Should […]
How To Get Your Spouse Involved In The Family Finances
For some reason, most people in this culture find it extremely difficult to talk about their finances, even with a spouse. Here are some ways to make it easier.
Should You Lend To Family Members?
Three words come to mind to answer this dreaded question: Don’t Do It. Most financial experts would tell you to avoid lending to family altogether, and I would agree for the most part. However, before you simply write off that next relative who asks for cash, you might help them by having a few of […]
Making Side Income Can Help Blunt The Impact Of Becoming A One Income Family
My wife and I just had our first child 2 months ago, a healthy little baby boy named Carter. Becoming a parent has been a life changing experience, and one I recommend to anyone, but it isn’t without it’s challenges. While we were preparing to have our son, we realized that we were going to […]
Family Finance: Top Mistakes Young Families Make
Singles finance and family finance differ quite a bit. I’ve learned that well over the past 5 1/2 years (our oldest child is now 5 1/2). My personal experience has shown there are more spending pressures and overall expenses when you have a young family. Examples include birthday parties, swim lessons, dance lessons, clothes, toys, […]
There Are Times When Your Finances Take A Back Seat. Be Prepared With A Contingency Plan
Just over one week ago we had our first child, little Carter John. Ever since the day he was born, we have been focusing only on the baby – feeding him, changing his diapers, getting used to his schedule – and trying to stay sane. One thing we’ve learned in the past week is just […]
The Benefits Of Being A Stay At Home Mom Versus Being A Working Parent
This week is quickly turning into babies and family week. I’m sorry but I just can’t help myself, I’ve got nothing else on my mind lately, understandably. By this time next week I’ll be changing diapers and staying up nights with our new son. One topic that has been close to our hearts these past […]