How to Discuss Finances With Your Significant Other When You’re Not Married

Finances alone can be tricky, but combining finances with another person can be downright confusing. No matter where you are in your relationship - dating, engaged, living together, or other, it's vital to discuss finances and your expectations for one another and what you want as a couple. Married couples seem to already have their finances figured out, especially if they joined their accounts. But when you're just dating someone, it is more complicated. You both have your own bank accounts, and you both have your own income and budget. What's mine isn't quite yet yours when you're dating. The...Read More

How We Spent $13,000 Less Than Average on Our Wedding

If you don't follow me on my Instagram, you might not know I got married! We got married in early March and had all of our friends and family in Iowa come down to Charleston. I talked a lot about my wedding planning woes, because 1) I'm an introvert and felt way over my head with this wedding and 2) weddings are crazy expensive, especially in Charleston. It was two aspects were I was uncomfortable, but in the end, I'm glad we spent money to have a big wedding. In the end, we ended up spending $15,000 for a big...Read More