There is sooooo much talk about joint accounts between couples—but trust me, you don’t actually need one. If you want to start sharing a few things with a partner, there’s an easier (and more effective) way to do it.
I was one of those people who fully embraced the “work uniform” concept, for over two years. Then… I stopped. Here’s why, and what I’ve learned from doing and stopping a work uniform approach.
It’s been two years now that I’ve been running Half Banked, and here are my absolutely favourite parts so far—and the things that were… ahem… challenging. It’s not all fun and games, even if it is mostly fun and games!
Even if something seems normal, because everyone you know is doing it, doesn’t mean it’s a good financial plan (or even a reasonably good idea). Here’s what to do instead, with some specific examples of Things Not To Do—that everyone definitely does.
There’s a lot of pressure out there to omg-buy-a-house-ASAP… but it turns out, you can be a successful human who will retire just fine even if you never own property. Here’s a few of the ways people will convince you to buy, and how to reply if you’re just not ready yet (or ever).
If you’re gearing up to get pre-approved for your first mortgage (yay! so exciting!) here’s what you’ll need to know to make the process totally smooth and stress-free.