5 Ways To Just Say No! (To Your Kids)
Is Your Pet Priceless?
“But Mom, I NEED these $150 Lebrons!” “Mom, I need the 21 bundle from Kylie for $195!” “Sour gummy worms!” Sometimes, as parents, we’re torn between our need to do everything we can for our child and their nasty case of the “gimmies”. The gimme’s are when kids just HAVE to have the latest treat […]
5 Steps For Confessing Financial Infidelity
Man’s best friend. Or his kitty counterpart. We love our pets, don’t we?! 68% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to roughly 84.6 million homes. That number is up from a 1998 survey that found only 56% of households owned one. But is your pet priceless? Americans as a whole spent $69.5 billion […]
3 T’s to Stop Fights About Money BEFORE They Start
Nearly every relationship harbors some level of financial infidelity. It might be as minor as not telling your partner what you really spent on her birthday gift or as major as keeping a secret bank account to pay for your gambling addiction. (Find out where you stand with the Money Relationship Assessment.) Either way, the path […]
Is Money Getting In The Way of Better Friendships?
Does your spouse think Starbucks is just money down the drain? Do you think the money your spouse plans to spend on your child’s upcoming birthday party takes the cake? Does your spouse hardly have enough room for all their tools or shoes? Couples disagree about money all the time. In fact a personal finance […]
What Is The Right Amount To Spend On a Wedding Gift?
We’re not sure everyone would admit it, but money affects our friendships. And we’re not just talking about money you loan to a friend. Your approach to money affects your relationships. Whether you know it or not. Is money getting in the way of better friendships for you? Every person has a unique approach to […]
Money Milestones For Your 40s and 50s: It’s Not Too Late
Wedding season is upon us. And with invitations arriving for destination weddings and Pinterest-perfect affairs let’s talk a little about how much you need to spend on a wedding gift these days. And let’s not forget the important union – of your opinions – we’d like to make sure you and your spouse agree on […]
Talking About Credit Scores and Debt In A Relationship
When you hit your 40s and 50s no one wants to talk about retirement. Retirement once felt like it was a long way off … now it feels like a cop car zooming up behind you in your rear view mirror with its lights flashing. We hate to state the obvious, but retirement is coming. […]
Is Negative Self-Talk Robbing You of More Money?
April is Financial Literacy Month, and now is a great time to take on the scary side of finances: credit scores. Understanding and talking about credit scores and debt is uncomfortable in every relationship, but taking it on together is key to a healthier, wealthier marriage. All About Credit Scores In a nutshell, a credit […]
Many people never go a day without a voice in their head doubting their choices, abilities, or behavior. Some people hear that same negative self-talk in their head when it comes to money or finances. Do you ever feel like the words in your mind about saving or spending or investing are a negative nag? […]