Living with a roommate can be a great experience that not only saves you money but also might land you a great friend. Getting along with your roommate is essential to being happy at home. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re on the ‘right’ path.
- Sit down together over coffee and establish a short list of ground rules. Don’t get too specific – this is a give and take conversation.
- Be respectful when having friends over on weeknights, especially if your roommate has to wake up early. Also, don’t have your boyfriend sleep over every night of the week because if that’s the case then he might as well start paying rent.
- The golden rule – if you didn’t buy that box of mac & cheese then you better not add water and boil. Stick to your own food and make sure to wash up afterward because there’s nothing worse then coming home to a sink full of dirty dishes after a long day at work.
If you notice a problem brewing, don’t sweep it under the rug until one of you blows up. Most problems can be worked through with reasonable discussion. And a shared bottle of chardonnay.
Brides pour their hearts and soul into selecting the perfect dress, the décor, the food and the ring. Now they are adding one more thing to their list- wedding insurance. You know, just in case you get jilted at the alter or your caterer decides they don’t feel like being in business after you paid them $2,000.
Wedding insurance is a hot new trend all over the country. Couples are purchasing in case a change of heart, a vendor backs out, the weather turns sour or something unpredictable happens. So, how do we feel about this?
“If you have to get insurance for the wedding, then you obviously are having doubts about your commitment or the commitment of your partner. If that is the case, don't get married! Talk about red flags!” says the 20-something lady.
“I have my misgivings BUT if you are traveling to an exotic place like Fiji for your wedding and suddenly there is a tsunami then I think the insurance idea is brilliant. If it is for a possible change of heart then I feel marriage may not be the right thing for this couple- save the insurance money and find another mate,” is advice from the 50-something expert.
What do YOU think? Is purchasing wedding insurance Right or Rude?