At 19, I remember a precise moment when I felt I had a grip on this life thing. Somehow I thought I had matured to this ripe age when I could function as a grown up in society.I was attending NYU and my parents didn’t want to pay for me to live in the dorm because they believed we lived close enough for me to commute. I did this for half of a semester and will not elaborate as to why three modes of transportation before class might be a buzzkill to the “college experience.”...more
(To view video, click here.)Moving in together is a financial commitment, and so is marriage, so it’s important to consider the tough issues you’ll face as a cohabiting or married couple. Dr. Romance presents seven things you should consider before entwining yourselves financially as well as emotionally....more
After living the life of a single gal for a few years I thought I'd be too selfish to let anyone get close enough, but obviously not as after a somewhat whirlwind romance my boyfriend and I have recently moved in together!It's all very exciting!It's early in the morning and I've just kissed him goodbye, wished him a great day and while I was saying hello to my dog I was thinking of what we'd have for dinner. Have I turned into a wannabe housewife or have I lost my mind?...more
It would be excellent if there was an equation, a check list, or some elaborate chart to complete on a spreadsheet in this post to help you determine whether it's a good idea to move in with someone. But there isn't. This is only a story about how I finally decided to take that step.
So Mr. W (the boyfriend) and I are planning on shacking up in the next couple of weeks. We’ve been working out the details for several months now. Mapped out are how the kids will be going to school, how the finances will be split up, who gets to park where in the driveway, and calendars coordinated to include a merged family’s daily schedule....more
Moving in together with a romantic partner is a big and exciting step in any relationship. As couples decide to share their lives this way, they also need to discuss the financial aspects of cohabitation.
Scenario: You are in a great relationship in New York City (or any city for that matter). You make each other happy. You can't wait to see that person after a long day at work. You love sleeping next to them and miss them when they are not there. You