Do We Need To Add “I Will Be Honest” to Wedding Vows?
Micro-cheating: What is it? How does it affect you?
Do we need to add “I will be honest” to our wedding vows or is it implied in our promise to cherish our spouse? To cherish means to protect and care for someone lovingly. But I don’t think it’s the definitions we are unclear on here. Maybe some individuals just don’t think the definitions apply […]
3 Steps You Can Take To Stop A Money Controller
Micro-cheating. What is it? Is it wrong? Could you micro-cheat with your money? Do you conveniently leave out information or leave out certain facts? Are you ever not honest about the whole amount you spent while shopping or are you hiding money as a “secret” savings? Do those little white lies hurt anything? Thought Catalog […]
3 Ways To Make A Pain-Free Money Plan
Carla works hard managing the household. The boys are growing like weeds, the hurricane destruction drove the price of groceries through the roof, and don’t get her started on the increased fees at her public school. She can’t seem to keep everyone happy on the “allowance” she’s been assigned to do her job of running […]
HELP! My Spouse Won’t Stop Lying About Money!
Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” What a smart guy. (Although flying a kite in a thunderstorm doesn’t look like wisdom at first glance.) Planning is a key to success – especially with your money. Planning doesn’t just help you get ahead financially; it helps put (and keep) your […]
The Type Of Cheating People NEVER Talk About (But Can Kill Your Marriage FAST)
Statistics show that hiding, cheating, and hoarding money from your spouse is on the rise. It is called financial infidelity. And it is so easy to do it these days with online banks, shopping, etc. Here is the financial infidelity “Smell Test”. Take this test today and see if there is financial infidelity in […]
The $10,000 Newlywed Debt Surprise
There is a type of cheating people never talk about, and it can easily destroy a marriage. We know, as financial planners, we’ve seen it happen. What secrets are you keeping? Lying (even if it is just about money) is … lying. You know it deep down, but somehow you wonder if the little “green […]
3 Ways To Keep Your Spouse From Freaking Out When You Spend Money
Coming home from vacation is so hard! While you’re swinging in a hammock in paradise you forget your long list of things-to-do, your bills, your diet and your boss. Coming home is a startling return to reality. Josh’s return home was especially startling. Home from Maui with his new bride, he went to their bulging […]
Yes or No: Are You Guilty of Small Acts of Financial Infidelity?
You spend money every day. You have to. But does he have to freak out about it? Not anymore. Here are 3 ways to keep your spouse from freaking out when you spend money. Can you remember the last day you didn’t have to pay for something? It’s almost impossible. You spend money every day. You […]
Why These 3 Financial Lies Guarantee Divorce
We’ve talked about this before. Financial infidelity is a big issue—one we deal with all the time when counseling couples. Before you think it couldn’t happen to you, listen to this. In a recent Forbes poll researchers found “there’s a 20% chance your spouse isn’t being entirely honest with you when it comes to money.” […]
What if we could tell you three things that would guarantee the end of your marriage? Are there certain financial lies that guarantee divorce? Would you listen? Do you even think you need to? What really transpires between “I do” and “we’re done” anyway? Every relationship is unique, but if you’re not careful, these three things […]