As love is in the air, thanks to Saint Valentine, it’s a good time to think about same-sex weddings and the pressures to stick to traditional wedding norms.
It’s easy to find yourself thinking, “I’ll be so much happier when I get a raise.” Then, you get a raise and feel like your financial situation has drastically changed. You can afford to save a little more per month or maybe even make that much-sought-after upgrade to your home.
But after a few months, you get used to the new salary, and the cycle begins again of waiting for that next pay increase to feel like you have enough money to live comfortably.
Many of us get the same feeling when we buy a house. What was once a gleaming home that filled you with pride is now a constant reminder of everything you want to fix.
I was 25 years old when the stock market crashed. Barely earning $30,000 per year, my savings account was thin, and I worried about losing my job.
It was hard to ignore the media’s predictions of doomsday scenarios and how we needed to protect ourselves. So, when I witnessed a 50% drop in my meager retirement savings account, I panicked.
With the legalization of same-sex marriage, queer couples are getting married as fast as they can say “I do.” And many of us are now considering if The Stork should follow Cupid into our newly minted marriages.
On one hand, it’s helpful that children are never a surprise to same-sex couples. On the other, it makes having children expensive. And add to that the fact that no matter how much money a couple spends, having children is never a guarantee.
It’s for this reason that it’s important to include both the heart and the mind in family making decisions.
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In the four years I’ve blogged at WealthySingleMommy.com, I’ve received thousands of questions from women in every stage of their single-parent journey. Queries range from anything like dating and parenting to sex and legal issues. But by far, the number one concern for new and existing single moms is money. How to make more, save more, pay off debt and plan for the future.