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Money Magic or a Mistake?

We’ve probably all heard someone say, “Money is the root of all evil.” However, the actual verse says, “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.”

If we believe MONEY is the root of all evil, we are all in a lot of trouble because everyone uses money every single day. How could we ever hope to escape evil if that was the case?

Collin’s wife is fantastically frugal and a coupon queen. His wife saves themmoney-magic-lady so much money, he thinks she is magic. She turns one meal into three, companies practically pay her to buy their products through coupons and rebates, and their stellar credit score saves them thousands each year with their low interest rates. Her magical ways amaze him.

Money Magic or a Mistake?

But for his birthday, Collin felt like she pulled a skunk out of her hat instead of a rabbit. She gave Collin “a great bargain” for his special day and not what he had asked for and really wanted. He felt like “the deal” was more important to her than him.

Collin readily admits her magical savings techniques benefit their family, but he wishes she could refrain when it comes to special events in their life like birthdays and anniversaries. On those special days he wonders if she values her coupons more than their relationship.

Even positive money behaviors like saving, gift giving, risk-taking, and budgeting can be taken to an extreme and harm the relationships around them. That‘s why the verse says not to prioritize the MONEY over the LOVE. “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.”

To learn how to bring love and money together for more magic in your relationships, visit our website and take our scientific & confidential online Money Personality Assessment.

Are you in a relationship where money seems to magically rank higher than you? Tell us about it.

Scott & Bethany Palmer

6 thoughts to “Money Magic or a Mistake?


    how can I show Rodney that we would benefit
    from using coupons when he doesn’t want to take the first step on saving money at the grocery store. because we were told by that they needed to use there
    software om our computer so they could download their software so that we can use
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    sincerely yours
    Trudy hall

    • The Money Couple

      Trudy – not sure how works but don’t think that Rodney will ever really embrace coupons if he doesn’t now – can’t change your man!!

    • Joey

      Build him a spreadsheet and show the savings over time. Some may not get it when we talk in small savings, but trust me, a the end of the month or quarter or year, when you show him BIG savings,he will be more apt to buy in. Blessings!

    • CJ

      My husband won’t use coupons because he thinks it looks cheap – go figure. However, since I buy the bulk of the groceries, it’s a non-issue. Our grocery store also has one of those cards you can use to earn points – they also have digital coupons I can load on the card … my husband uses the card. Perhaps you could find out if your grocery has this type of rewards program. Your husband won’t change, but perhaps you can make adjustments.

  • Mark

    Great story of how we need to understand the different money personalities our spouse may have and to ‘speak their money language’ more. Clearly the husband appreciated his wife’s frugal nature and the positive impact it had on their lives, but he needed her to think and act like his money personality for his birthday.

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