Marrying Money Personalities
marrying money personalities

Scott and I just got back from the beautiful wedding of Scott’s college friend, Keith. It was gorgeous event and everyone there had so much fun! The rehearsal dinner, the toasts, and the wedding ceremony all reflected the bride and groom’s tremendous love for each other. But all those events also seemed to have an […]

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We Can Stop Divorce
we can stop divorce

We get the opportunity to talk to a lot great people across the nation – young and old, rich and poor. And all kinds of folks are telling us, “We’re sick of divorce.” People are tired of the pain and destruction caused by divorce. It hurts our children through the tension, fighting, and fear. Divorce […]

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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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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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Olympic Swim Team – What it takes!
what it takes

I (Bethany) want to share some thoughts I had the last couple of weeks watching our athletes compete in the Olympics in London. They have got what it takes! Some of you know that I was a competitive swimmer growing up … ranked in the top 10 nationally. I recently came across an old article […]

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A Gift With Unintended Consequences!
unintended consequences

What started off as a gift had unintentionally turned into Financial Infidelity for some dear friends of ours, Meagan and Brandon Brown. We were sitting down with them this weekend and found ourselves bent over laughing (fortunately they had worked through the challenges so laughing was appropriate). They were describing a simple birthday gift with […]

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Financial Communication and “The Little Things”
financial communication

We have surveyed hundreds of couples about their financial communication and they have told us many of their stories.   Some stories are incredibly inspiring, others make you wonder how the couple has managed to stay together. Some couples told us about big, blatant betrayals others offered examples of more subtle forms of financial infidelity. In […]

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