3 Tips to Survive a Financial Tragedy Together
survive financial tragedy

Recently, Jerry lost his job. Shortly after that, his wife, Suzie, lost hers. Their bills were piling up. Their home was about to be foreclosed. Tragedy struck big time. Call it a crisis or tragedy – it will happen. It’s not a matter of “if” but “when.” How do you work through the unexpected tragedy […]

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3 T’s to Stop the Money Fights This Year
stop the money fights this year

We have all heard the standard answers to preventing money fights: Get a budget, talk about it, stop spending! If these were working we would see couples with blissful day-to-day money talk. Those ideas aren’t bad, they just don’t work. We are done, we mean done, with money fights hurting our relationships, marriages and kids. […]

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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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3 Tips to Agree on Your Tax Refund
agree on your tax refund

More than half of all Americans will get a tax refund this year. According to the IRS, the average refund last year was around $3000. That money can make a significant difference in your financial picture and, unfortunately we have found, come between you and your spouse. To agree on your tax refund, like every […]

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