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This is a special day for my parents. They’ve been married 66 years. That’s a long time. Recently I asked them their secret to a long marriage. Commitment, love and faithfulness are three words I heard a lot. It certainly worked for them. And for the three dozen couples I met a couple of weeks ago who are members of the exclusive 50+ club. Unfortunately, commitment, love and faithfulness is something fewer… Read More

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Did you hear? If you’re a married couple you’re a rare breed. Closer to becoming extinct. A dinosaur. For the first time, married couples have dropped below half of all American households, according to the Census Bureau. Married couples are now the minority. From The New York Times:  Married couples represented just 48 percent of American households in 2010… This was slightly less than in 2000, but far below the 78 percent… Read More

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June is wedding month. Newlyweds may think their financial situation doesn’t matter because they’re in love. But a recent survey from American Express found that 50% of couples say the financial habits of their partner drive them crazy… and 75% have financial secrets they’ve kept from their spouse.  So money does cause a little stress in a marriage. Kiplinger has come up with four critical money questions to ask to make sure you and… Read More

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I’m pretty sure my kids love me and my wife.  After all, we feed and clothe them, buy them iphones, and let them go doorbell ditching (don’t tell the neighbors those are our kids).  But I don’t think they think we’re COOL. No big surprise there.  What kid does think their mom and dad are cool.  My parents weren’t cool, but I love them.  Which brings me to a great website I… Read More

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