Starting a business

Newlyweds with baby on the way: our money and finance

At the end of May 2013, we found out I was pregnant (unplanned). At the end of July – just two months later – we got married. Here’s what our financial situation looks like.

We live in a 1-bedroom apartment rent-free.

When I first moved to my husband’s town, we lived with his parents in a 3-bedroom + kitchen apartment. It was okay, for now, but we wanted to be on our own eventually. We had made our peace with the fact that this was probably not going to happen soon. I had a vague plan idea that we could live with them for about 6 months, and re-evaluate our options then. Maybe we could rent a place or buy one with a mortgage?...
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15 tips: How to plan a wedding in 3 months, on a budget (and not kill anyone)

bride with wedding dress
Dear all, In my last post, I shared some great news with you: we got married! I also promised to tell you all about it my next post, so here goes. We planned our wedding in less than two months, and I guess you can call it a “shotgun” wedding – we found out I was pregnant on May 27, already 6 weeks along. We settled on July 20, a Saturday, for an evening wedding. We planned 100 guests and 2500€, but ended up at 150 guests and 3500€.
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How to ask for cash for wedding gift

We got married! We got married!
Dear all, I have some great news: we got married! I'm telling all about it in my next post, but for now, here's a sneak-peak tip on how to let your guests know you prefer money as a wedding gift.
I see nothing wrong with saying you prefer cash for a wedding gift. Everyone wants cash, but not everyone feels comfortable saying it....
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