As seen in Part 1, how you choose to combine your finances is a very personal decision between you and your partner. There are a host of factors that determine the best method. For those who have already combined finances, what worked earlier in the relationship is not guaranteed to stay that way as the…

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Note: This post originally published in December 2018. It has been updated for 2019. According to the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study, one of the biggest stressors in a veterinarian’s life is money. One could argue that this is a top stressor for almost anyone, but veterinarians are especially prone to financial stress. Why?…

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Every year, the holiday decorations and holiday-themed music seem to start earlier and earlier.  So do the sounds of credit cards swiping and keys tapping/fingers swiping as online shoppers scour the internet for the best deals. For some people, this is truly the most wonderful time of the year. But for many others, this time…

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Do you REALLY need a budget? Well, if you’re wanting to make some significant changes to your money story, then you’ll have to have SOME form of budgeting. I’m sorry to say that your numbers aren’t going to magically fix themselves so that you’re rolling in the dough. That’s the #truth. It’s becoming harder to…

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When you hear the word “budget,” what do people usually think about doing first (other than running the other way as fast as possible)? They usually think about decreasing their spending, which is not very pleasant to think about. It brings about feelings of deprivation, scarcity, and hardship because now you have to question every…

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Updated October, 2020 Remember when money was fun and uncomplicated? As a child, you might have received some money for your birthday or during the holidays. You didn’t quite know the power that you held in your little hands, but you knew it was there by the way people reacted when you proudly displayed those…

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On September 15, 2008, the fourth largest investment bank in the United States declared bankruptcy. Lehman Brothers, founded in 1850, was en route to its demise. Due to its risky investments in subprime mortgages, the company could no longer sustain itself. This behemoth firm, which had over $600 billion in assets AND over $600 billion…

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