3 Reasons Not to be Homeowners Before Marriage
15 Ways To Have Valentine’s Day Every. Single. Day.
More and more young couples are buying a house together before saying “I do.” But that comes with big risks. Here are 3 big reasons NOT to be homeowners before marriage. Originally appeared in Your Tango, Article published in August 2015 and reposted in February 2017.
It’s Good To Dream: New Year, New Money You Challenge
Keep your love alive (and chocolate on hand) all year long. Valentine’s day is only 24 hours, once a year – so how do you keep the love growing in your relationship year round? It takes some work and it’s not always easy especially when you are tired and had a busy day. But imagine a relationship where real […]
The 4 C’s to Getting Out of Debt Together
Can Dreams Improve Your Relationship? Do you have a bucket list? Have you heard someone say they are adding something to their “bucket list”? Don’t think big, orange bucket that smells like a hamster cage. A bucket list is a compilation of activities a person wants to do before they die. Why is it called […]
3 Easy Steps To a Mid Year Financial Checkup
Do you and your spouse fight, argue, or play the passive aggressive game about your credit card debt? The average credit card debt per household is $15,300, and the fact that one of you thinks that the debt is ok and the other doesn’t is slowing eroding, tearing apart, and ending relationships. Here is the good […]
When Opposite Money Personalities Attract
About halfway through the year we realize we didn’t stick to our New Years Resolutions with our financial goals. But, it’s okay, there are three big things you can do to get back on track and have a mid year financial checkup together as a marriage couple. 3 Easy Steps To A Mid Year Financial […]
Money and Engagement – Do They Mix?
The other day we were talking to a young lady and she was telling us about her Saver Money Personality – she gets a thrill out of the coupon section in the Sunday paper! Our comment to her was, “We bet your fiancé is the exact opposite.” She said… “YOU’RE RIGHT! How did you know?” […]
3 Ways To Keep Your Spouse From Freaking Out When You Spend Money
Scott and I were asked to write about money and engagement in a chapter in a book for soon-to-be-married couples. Our topic was “Getting Along About Money.” Right up our alley, right? Definitely! Funny thing is, it caused Scott and I to talk specifically about our own engagement and what we discussed before getting married. It sounded like […]
2 Clever Ways to Immediately Improve Your Marriage Money Woes
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 […]
Your Vacation Can Be Fight-Free
Your mother was right—you need to think before you speak. So, why isn’t it that simple? Maybe mama didn’t know your spouse is sooo frustrating! Or, that money would be so tight in your marriage. Maybe mom didn’t know that you want what you want, when you want it. (Hmm … actually, we’re guessing she probably […]
Vacations are great – fights on vacations are miserable. Let’s face it, most arguments start with a disagreement about money.