by on Oct 22 2014 - 28 Comments

How to Get Your Spouse Interested in Your Financial Situation | Young Adult Money

Today’s post is from our regular Wednesday contributor, Erin.

Last week, we talked about the importance of discussing finances early on in a relationship, and how you can go about doing it.

This week, we’re taking a look at the other side of the equation: you recently got married, but your spouse couldn’t care less about your financial situation. You, however, want to make sure your marriage starts off on the right foot, financially speaking.

It may seem like getting your spouse interested in your financial situation is akin to pulling teeth. And that’s okay. Why? Because they don’t need to know every single detail like you do.

It’s okay if you’re more in love with your spreadsheets than they are. It’s okay if you’re the one paying the bills and tracking your expenses.

What’s important is that you’re on the same page and are both aware of your joint goals and values. You should be functioning as a team, and this will ultimately allow you to streamline your financial decisions. Give one of the following four strategies a try if your spouse isn’t interested in your financial situation.

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by on Oct 21 2014 - 0 Comments

Entertainment doesn’t have to be expensive. Sure, there are plenty of $80 concerts you can go to or $100 tickets to your favorite sport’s team, but there are alternatives.

Today I have 8 surprisingly inexpensive entertainment ideas for you. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be entertained!

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by on Oct 21 2014 - 26 Comments

How to Get Started Freelance Writing_2Freelance writing can be one of the best ways to make extra money.

Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons it isn’t easy to get started in freelance writing.

As someone who has hired freelance writers as well as gets paid to freelance write, I have some insight into freelance writing.

Today I want to talk specifically about how to get started in freelance writing. Hopefully by the end of this post you will have some direction as to what you need to do to land your first freelance writing job.

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by on Oct 20 2014 - 48 Comments

What the Show Breaking Bad is Actually About

Spoiler Alert: This post gives away at least part of the Breaking Bad plot. If you haven’t seen it yet I would recommend bookmarking this post and coming back to it once you finish. It only took me a month or two of binge-watching to finish the entire series, so I’m sure you’ll be back in no time to find out what the show was truly all about.

If you’ve seen the show Breaking Bad you know the show is about a high-school science teacher who was diagnosed with cancer. To make sure his family would be financially secure he took it upon himself to cook large quantities of meth. And why not? After all, Walter White had a phd in chemistry and could cook the best meth that ever existed.

What I want to propose today is that the show isn’t about drugs, the drug business, or even about meth. Instead it’s about something different. I’ll explain soon.

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by on Oct 18 2014 - 17 Comments

Things to Consider Before Starting a Landscaping BusinessI mentioned in my weekly roundup post that a friend and I were considering starting a landscaping business.

Ultimately I decided to not pursue a small business. While that idea is currently on hold, we spent a pretty significant amount of time discussing various things that we would need to do or take care of for the business to become a reality.

Today I’ll share 5 things to consider before starting a landscaping business. This is by no means an all-encompassing list, but it should serve as a good starting point for those thinking about starting a landscaping business.

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