3 Reasons Not to be Homeowners Before Marriage
Money and Engagement – Do They Mix?
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.
Dating? When and How to Have the Dreaded “Money Talk”
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 […]
3 T’s to Stop the Money Fights This Year
Dating? When and How to Have the Dreaded “Money Talk” –
You’ve been dating and are starting to be filled with hope and excitement as you think about your future together. Where would you live, what kind of family would you have, what kind of adventures would you experience, and how would you handle your money as a couple?
3 Ways to Let Your Loved One Know the Money is Running Out
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. […]
Prenuptial Agreements – Should We or Shouldn’t We Prenup?
I was sitting down with a friend the other day who is in a very committed relationship. He was crying in his beer – literally. His girlfriend, who he loves to death, is bleeding him dry. She is not a gold digger, in any way, she just loves to spend and he is trying to keep up […]
The number one cause for divorce is miscommunication about money – in most cases it is better to “get it all on the table” versus waiting until it is to late. Some couples wonder, “Are we setting ourselves up for divorce by having a prenup?” The simple answer is, “No.” There are some very practical […]