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When it comes to tracking household expenses, you have set bills (i.e. rent, mortgage, cable) that you expect to pay every month. You also have expenses that vary every month – and food shopping is one of those ongoing expenses. Some households can survive on one big shopping trip a month, and some require multiple trips. And then you factor in the households that dine out somewhat often (which can be a budget breaker if you aren’t careful). Many people tend to underestimate just how expensive food can be and the toll it can take on an unsteady▸ continue reading
Getting engaged to be married is a huge step for anyone who finds the right person to spend their life with. Whether you’re young and just starting out in new career paths, or you’re older with an established financial status, saying “I do” and signing a marriage license requires quite a bit of communication when it comes to sharing a bank account, bills, and other expenses. Studies have shown that 21 percent of divorced couples ended their marriage over financial stresses and woes, which can indicate a lack of communication on either end. If you’re about to tie▸ continue reading