It’s common knowledge that a wedding is an investment and one that doesn’t come cheap. Other than the long and often tedious process of planning one, the amount of cash you will need from the ceremony itself down to the reception can be too much of a burden on your pocket. That being said, the …

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Over $3.5billion was borrowed to pay for weddings in the USA last year as couples looked to make their big day the most memorable of their lives. 80% of newlyweds have paid via credit for aspects of their weddings, with the humble credit card one of the popular methods of payment to make the big …

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Buying a house is the biggest investment you’re probably ever going to make, and you can certainly make your budget stretch if you buy one that needs some extra loving care. Before you take the plunge for a fixer, though, some honest assessments are in order. There are no right or wrong answers to the …

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The DJ’s played the last record, the last dance has been danced, the honeymoon’s officially over, and the chaotic whirlwind of events has finally come to an end. What’s next on the agenda? Here’s some things to keep in mind when life goes back to normal. Practice gratitude. Take some time to smell the roses, …

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matrimonial home

Marriage is a celebrated event that offers so many exciting future prospects, a major one being settling down and raising a family. One of the first steps after tying the knot for many couples is to search for the perfect matrimonial home. Here’s a few special tips to keep in mind when scoping out prospective …

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money and marriage

  Engaged couples often spend hours and hours planning their wedding day. Details such as the invitations, cake and guest list take on considerable importance. Much research is done and options weighed all in the quest of orchestrating a “perfect” event. As couples plan this spectacular day, are they also planning for all the days …

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Getting married not only marks the beginning of a whole new era in a couple’s lives, but is a very busy time. There can be a lot to sort out, including buying their first home, planning for a family and sorting out finances. Efficient financial management is vital for newlyweds. This can make the difference …

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marriage planning money

Money and kids are two major facets of life, especially for couples who plan to marry and share the rest of their lives together. Are you ready? Joint Finances & Disclosure In preparation for marriage, settling finances is paramount. Couples must be open    about their financial histories and future monetary goals. Joining bank and credit …

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Getting married is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life, an unforgettable day where your love is symbolised by a beautiful ceremony for all your family and friends. Of course, at the start, you don’t really want to think about all the legal considerations involved – who does? But it’s important …

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