Date nights have often baffled me. With 4 young children and one income time out of the house often takes a back seat. How do all the experts who recommend date nights do it on a budget? Adding up the cost of a sitter ($10/hour), a movie ($30) and dinner out ($50) date nights are […]
There has never been a time we kept our finances separate. I have been a stay at home mom for over 11 years, and from the beginning our finances have been combined. With only one income (for the most part), this was the only way to go.
I suppose if we had started out as a dual income family things might be different. I did (and do) most of the shopping for the family, and he earns the money, so separating the finances never made sense.
Cathy from Chief Family Officer wrote a simple meditation guest post on Get Rich Slowly about the cost of having kids and how having children affects your financial plans. There was a huge response, and so many different opinions. I found myself reading along fascinated by all the different points of view from a post […]