Dyan Machan writes about small business and entrepreneurs for the monthly column Smart Ideas. She is also a senior writer of SmartMoney magazine focusing on chief executives of global companies and money management.
Prior to SmartMoney, she was a senior editor at Forbes magazine for more than a decade. Earlier in her career, she wrote for Financial World magazine, Institutional Investor magazine and Money Management Letter. Machan graduated cum laude from Kent State University.
With most couples waiting to marry and three quarters of marriage partners living together first, many celebrants are paying at least part of their wedding bill.
It’s never too early to start talking dollars...and sense.
Your grocery bill is your biggest weekly household expense, so keeping a lid on it will go far to stretch your dollar.