One of the biggest mistakes couples make when it comes to money is to worry and obsess about it to the point where it becomes all-consuming. This could exhaust you since most every decision we make as a couple involves money. So let’s be intentional, talk about it, get it out in the open so we can stop the fights, ease the tension, and become closer as a couple. In other words, get your money huddle started.
We suggest you plan regular conversations about your money and your Money Relationship. We call them Money Huddles because they’re an opportunity to huddle up (and cuddle up) and talk through the emotional side of your Money Relationship – the “whys” not the “hows.”
Set aside some time each month to look over your budget, evaluate, discuss, and dream about the future – together. Regular Money Huddles give couples a place to talk through your money concerns and find ways to work through them together. And that means a lot less worry.
Couples often ask us how often should we have a “Money Huddle”? At least once a month.
Here are 4 steps to get you started on the perfect Money Huddle:
T = Time together – set a positive tone and get away from distractions
A = Assign duties – specific things you do for your Money Relationship
L = List of Goals – review your goals, remind yourselves what you are working for!
K = Keep it consistent – a set, regular meeting time.
Enjoy an open, honest Money Relationship and the stress-relief that comes with it.
If you have any questions about your Money Relationship please feel free to email us at [email protected].
Make It Happen!
Scott & Bethany Palmer
Money Huddle Tip: If you don’t have a regular time, set aside, to talk about your money relationship be sure to schedule your next time today. Give each other a “high five” and congratulate each other for “Making it Happen”!!
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