f words you need to know

The New F Words You Need To Know

Tis the season for family, the flu, and fights.  I (Bethany) am writing this week’s article because Scott is very sick and stuck at home.  I can count on one hand how many times Scott has been out sick.  He spent the whole weekend in bed, poor guy.  Anyway….his FOB “flat on back” time it got me thinking about three other F Words you need to know:

Discover the 3 F’s

#1  Flu

Have you gotten your flu shot?  I sure hope so!  This season is supposed to be BAD – and if you have health insurance it is probably covered.  This year we headed over to Walgreens as a family and we actually had a good time getting our shots together (maybe it was the trip down the candy isle afterward).  Save money this season by not getting sick as much.

#2  Family

I just love this time of year – so much fun with the fam.  I want to encourage you to relish in your family traditions.  It doesn’t cost anything and your kids will talk about them for years.  We have some fun ones like…..the kids cannot come downstairs until Scott plays the Christmas music.  The guys love looking, from above, and seeing all of the presents under the tree and trying to guess what’s there.  They also throw things down the stairs and they hit our door – it is just so funny to walk outside of our bedroom door and see a sea of socks, shirts and a myriad of other things.  We also pick names and then, in addition to our other gifts, we buy that person a $10 gift and write a poem to the person.  It is so much fun.  What are some of your traditions?  We would love to hear.

#3  Fights

I can’t leave you without mentioning this one.  Christmas time can be one of the most expensive and stressful times of year….and Money Fights come as fast as Santa does. If you are Saver/Security Seeker or a Security Seeker/Saver, you are often miserable because there is so much money flying out of the door.  All of the other combinations of Money Personalities don’t get quite as stressed but may often feel a sense of remorse after the holidays.  After all of the decorations are put away and the bills start coming, Yikes.  This year make sure you stick to your plan and don’t argue with your spouse about the money.  No more Money Fights.  You can always apply our “stop, drop, and roll method” if you feel a fight coming on.

We would love to hear your traditions and any suggestions you would like to add to stop the Money Fights this season.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Make it Happen,

Scott & Bethany Palmer

The Money Couple

2 thoughts to “The New F Words You Need To Know

  • Carole Strawn

    Our children are grown and all live out of town. We have a budget for Christmas and stick to it even though my husband and I have opposite money personalities. Instead of buying for each other, we pick out a family gift that we would both like. It could be a new TV or a piece of furniture. This year it is an addition to our house which probably won’t be finished until just before Christmas. Obviously, that is a one time “gift” and we’ll never spend that much money again. My husband and I are retired and have been married five years so we both brought our individual money personalities into the marriage. Loved your book. I’ve learned to curb my spending, to budget and to eliminate all debt. He has loosened up a little bit about non-essential purchases.

    • admin

      I hope you had a lovely Christmas. It sounds like you are doing a wonderful job of communicating about money and being intentional about it. Keep respecting each others’ differences, discussing your money responsibilities, and continue to dream together. Great work! Thanks for reaching out.
      Bethany Palmer


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