5 Cost-Conscious Tips for the LGBTQ Traveler

Personal Finance

5 Cost-Conscious Tips for the LGBTQ Traveler

5 Cost-Conscious Tips for the LGBTQ Traveler

The queer community has close to $1 trillion in disposable income and many of us don’t have children. That’s a lot of money and not a lot of responsibility. So how are we spending our discretionary income? It’s so common it’s cliché: Queer people love to travel! According to 2015’s 20th Annual LGBT Tourism &... Read More

6 Tips for Managing Money in a Same-Sex Marriage

Personal Finance

6 Tips for Managing Money in a Same-Sex Marriage

6 Tips for Managing Money in a Same-Sex Marriage

Like Cinderella before midnight, in June 2015, when same-sex marriage was finally legalized in the U.S., many in our queer community tied the knot without knowing if our wedding shoes fit. It wasn’t until these couples said, “I do,” that many asked, “And what about money, retirement, children, career and life goals?” Unlike in fairytales,... Read More

5 Steps to Achieving the Money Mindset to Get Out of Debt

Personal Finance

5 Steps to Achieving the Money Mindset to Get Out of Debt

5 Steps to Achieving the Money Mindset to Get Out of Debt

When we started dating 13 years ago, we quickly became consumed by ourselves, as new couples often do. The only thing more important to us was our social life. Denver’s queer scene at the time was bumping. In addition to regular happy hours and expensive dinners, there was a different bar or club to go... Read More

How We’re Cutting Back Now to Have More Later

Managing Debt

How We’re Cutting Back Now to Have More Later

How We’re Cutting Back Now to Have More Later

Despite having 13 years of combined experience in financial services when we first started dating, we had a combined total of $51,000 in credit card debt. The old saying, “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes,” could apply, except that was part of the problem. We had lots of really nice shoes. After we paid off... Read More

5 Steps That Let Me Quit the Cubicle

Personal Finance

5 Steps That Let Me Quit the Cubicle

5 Steps That Let Me Quit the Cubicle

I recently quit my job. I didn’t quit working. I just quit working for someone else. It’s been more than a month now and my husband and business partner, David, and I feel as good about our decision today as the day I left. One of the best parts about quitting my traditional job is... Read More

3 Things LGBT Job Seekers Should Do to Vet an Employer

Personal Finance

3 Things LGBT Job Seekers Should Do to Vet an Employer

3 Things LGBT Job Seekers Should Do to Vet an Employer

We think it’s important to build a financially strong LGBTQ community. That’s because the stronger we are financially, the more capable we are of funding the causes and initiatives most important to us. Yes, we’ve made lots of progress over the years, but we’ve been reminded recently that the fight isn’t over. This is why... Read More

Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

Personal Finance

Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

With the legalization of same-sex marriage, queer couples have been solidifying relationships as fast as they can say “I do.” However, queer couples have familial considerations that, until June 2015, were like AstroTurf to grass. Having children is not easy, financially or emotionally, and for older couples, the financial and emotional burden may be hard... Read More

4 Things That Are More Expensive for the LGBT Community

Personal Finance

4 Things That Are More Expensive for the LGBT Community

4 Things That Are More Expensive for the LGBT Community

The road of progress is never straight. The queer community has made great progress over the last several years, both in public relations and with rights and protections. But over the past few weeks, there have been stinging losses in North Carolina, Mississippi and Puerto Rico that have set the queer community back. Even with... Read More

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