My wife and I have been happily married for 39 years, and during those 39 years, we have only had one bank account between us. I think conceptually and practically it makes sense. Conceptually, to me, it just reinforces that what's mine is hers, and what's hers, is mine. We're in this together. Practically, it … Continue reading The Big Question for Couples: Joint or Separate Bank Accounts?
Another interesting research report from “Study Finds”. This one looks at something I was never good at; perhaps it was the lack of practice. One of the most frequently used dating tactics is “playing hard to get,” or purposely acting cold and even mean toward the person we’re interested in. But, does playing hard to … Continue reading I Guess I Came Across as Too Desperate
A story in the Wall Street Journal this week indicated that Americans are staying in their houses much longer than they used to. Homeowners nationwide are remaining in their homes typically 13 years, five years longer than they did in 2010, according to a new analysis by real-estate brokerage Redfin. According to data from the … Continue reading I Guess I Don’t Like Change
Today was our 37th wedding anniversary, and I knew it was going to be tough to top what I wrote last year, 36 F***ing Great Years, so I'm not even going to try. It was a pretty typical day; we both taught, got some takeout for dinner, and watched World News Tonight and the season premiere … Continue reading A Peaceful, Easy Anniversary
The memory is still fresh in my mind, 42 years later. It was my high school's end of year dance for the sophomore class, and as you might have guessed from the photo above, I did not have a date. However, a friend of mine said that his girlfriend knew a girl who was looking … Continue reading “He Likes To Talk About Bowling”
I've been thinking about this for awhile. What were some of the key events or decisions in my life that got me to where I am at today, that made me the person I am? It's a bit different than thinking about, and thanking, all of the people who have helped me along the way, … Continue reading Turning Points…