Saying "I DO" to a Financially Strong Marriage While engaged couples share a dream of married bliss, finances can often become an early problem leading to discord in the young marriage. GreenPath suggests that as couples mull over which fine china to select, where to honeymoon or even where to live, they also talk about their current financial situation, future financial goals, and attitudes toward spending and saving.
According to the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, all engaged couples should say “I do” to the following tips to ensure that their marriage starts on a strong financial footing.
Save Money this Summer: Plan a ‘Staycation’ Whether you’re seeking an alternative to those pricey popular vacation destinations or you just want to stick close to home this summer, a “staycation” may be the right option for you.
A staycation is an economical alternative to a conventional vacation, where you stay at, or near, home while creating the environment of a traditional vacation.
Instead of going to Disneyworld or some exotic port of call, a staycation might consist of barbecuing around the backyard pool, visiting a nearby museum, or relaxing for the day at a local park.
The key is to create the environment of a traditional vacation and not mix recreation with the daily grind. Don’t plan a staycation that combines leisure time with cleaning out the garage or getting the car repaired. The best staycations come from people who plan ahead of time, separating the fun from the every day duties.
Here are some attractive staycation activities to consider for you and your family:
By taking a staycation, your family will save money and spend more quality time together, while helping the local economy. Plus, you’ll avoid the hassles of travel such as rushing to catch a flight and paying high checked baggage fees. After your next staycation, may you never have to say “I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.”
Low-Cost Graduation Gifts It’s hard to believe, but that high school senior is going to graduate soon. Once commencement is done and over, it’s time for the graduation party! But no need to break the bank to send that grad off in style. Here are some fun, low-cost gift ideas for a student that plans to go to college.
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