Remember the cute little plastic couple who graced the top of your wedding cake? After our wedding, 31 years ago, I saved our cake topper and despite being transported around the world during many military moves, the happy couple now lives in our china cabinet, broken, patched up, yet still together after all these years. On the day of our wedding, this little bride and groom stood together as one on top of the cake, infallible and undefeatable. After the wedding, however, we found that the challenges of life were eroding our marriage foundation. We start sliding down that slippery slope of isolation, feeling powerless to stop our descent. What could we do to get back on the wedding cake? Here are some tried and true tips:
Q. My wife and I just became debt-free, and we’re saving for our first house. We have about $75,000 in savings, and we’d like to buy a home with cash in the next few years. Where do you think we should place our money so it’s working for us while we save?
I was raised as the daughter of an Army officer. He was my hero and a highly decorated warrior of WWII, Korea and Viet Nam. He was a successful officer and businessman and enjoyed the pleasure of family, many friends, and multiple projects and adventures.