4 Tips To Get Your Money Huddle Started
get your money huddle started

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 […]

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Can You Be a Spender AND a Saver?
a spender and a saver

We received an email from a woman; we’ll call her Kelly, who was on a collision course.  She had a habit that was driving her crazy! A successful, ambitious woman, Kelly was making herself nuts by shopping and buying what she wanted on the weekend, and then returning virtually everything she bought that next week. […]

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Planning A Christmas Party With Your Spouse–Party Foul? Or Party Fun!
Planning a Christmas party with your spouse

Christmas parties are such fun! But planning a Christmas party with your spouse can take some planning and shopping. That’s when a party’s fun and games can disappear like a batch of warm gingersnaps if the couple doesn’t first consider their differing Money Personalities. Jim and Kara’s Christmas Party Our friends Kara and Jim moved […]

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Putting the Joy Back into Gift Giving … and Getting
Joy Back into Gift Giving

We were talking to a couple yesterday (we’ll call them Sean and Tiffiny) about last year’s painful gift-giving experience. They know now that Sean is a Security Seeker/Spender and Tiffiny is a Saver/Security Seeker. Last Christmas they had a knockdown, yelling match because Sean had finally “had it.” With hurt feelings, how can they put […]

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3 Reasons A Spouse Won’t Talk About Money
spouse won't talk about money

You might not realize it, but nearly every decision you make on a given day involves money. If you’re going to make your morning coffee or grab something at the local coffee shop. Whether you drive to work or take public transportation, pack a lunch or order out. The way you and your partner communicate […]

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Your Money Personality™: Flyer

Your Money Personality: Flyer Every person has a distinct way of thinking about and dealing with money, your Money Personality. Unfortunately money causes tension in almost every marriage, especially over time. Probably because a day doesn’t go by without a decision to be made about money – home-brewed coffee or a latte on-the-go, lunch out […]

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Your Money Personality™: Security Seeker
security seeker

Money Personality: Security Seeker Every person has a distinct way of thinking about and dealing with money, your Money Personality. Unfortunately money causes tension in almost every marriage, especially over time. Probably because a day doesn’t go by without a decision to be made about money. Home-brewed coffee or a latte on-the-go, lunch out or […]

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Your Money Personalty™: The Risk Taker
risk taker

Money Personality: Risk Taker Every person has a distinct way of thinking about and dealing with money, your Money Personality. Unfortunately money causes tension in almost every marriage, especially over time. Probably because a day doesn’t go by without a decision to be made about money – home-brewed coffee or a latte on-the-go, lunch out […]

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Your Money Personality™: Spender
spender

Money Personality: Spender Every person has a distinct way of thinking about and dealing with money, your Money Personality. Unfortunately money causes tension in almost every marriage, especially over time. Probably because a day doesn’t go by without a decision to be made about money – home-brewed coffee or a latte on-the-go, lunch out or […]

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Your Money Personality™: Saver

Money Personality: Saver Every person has a distinct way of thinking about and dealing with money.  And in a relationship, those distinctions can be the difference between being on the same page about money issues and having it be a constant source of conflict.  After all isn’t there a money component to just about every decision we […]

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The Lego Store!
the lego store

This year we took our annual family vacation to Disney World. One of our favorite things to do at night is to walk around Downtown Disney. The boys favorite stop is the Lego Store. They love it so much that when we announced our vacation they started saving their money. The Saver and the Spender Cole—our […]

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Tires You Will Never See On A Saver’s Car!
Tires you will never see on a Saver's Car

I (Scott) am a Primary Spender and a Secondary Security Seeker. This played itself out perfectly this last week with my new tire purchase. (Yes we were stranded on the C470 for an hour, in the hot sun, with a flat – argh!) While stranded, a truck stopped to help us … out popped an […]

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You Spent How Much?!?!
you spent how much

“Wait, you spent how much?!?!” How to avoid Money Personality dumping. A husband calls his wife the “Money Nazi.” He walks through the door and their conversation goes like this: Wife: “Where did you go out to lunch?” Husband: “We went Italian today.” Wife: “What did you have?” Husband” “A Chicken Caesar Salad.” Wife: “How […]

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Integrity = Honesty + Courage
Integrity = Honesty + Courage

We were at a conference last week and we heard a quote that really impacted both of us.  That quote was “Integrity = Honesty + Courage.” For example, I am an honest employee but I see my coworker stealing supplies and I don’t speak up … I lack integrity. In other words, if you are an […]

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