Do We Need To Add “I Will Be Honest” to Wedding Vows?
Couples Sharing Finances? There Are Apps For That!
Do we need to add “I will be honest” to our wedding vows or is it implied in our promise to cherish our spouse? To cherish means to protect and care for someone lovingly. But I don’t think it’s the definitions we are unclear on here. Maybe some individuals just don’t think the definitions apply […]
Should You Lease or Buy Your Car? Which is Right?
Previously Published on: CreditCards.com by Susan Johnston Taylor A couple of years ago, when my husband and I first started merging our finances, we looked for an app that would allow us to keep an eye on each other’s accounts and understand our overall financial picture without making all our bank accounts and credit cards […]
Feel Better About Your Money Decisions Today!
It is a very common question: Should you lease or buy your car? Leasing new cars is on the rise. The amount of people leasing their automobiles is on the rise. 34% of all drivers in the market for a car are choosing to lease instead of purchase their next set of wheels. Five years […]
Three Questions To Ask Before You Get Married for the Second Time
Every day involves some type of money decision – eat out or brown bag, premium fuel or regular, donate to a worthy cause or pass, allowance for the kids or not. The decisions are endless. And if you’re making those decisions with a spouse, the odds that you see eye-to-eye on 100% of those decisions […]
15 Ways To Have Valentine’s Day Every. Single. Day.
Did you know that 66% of second marriages end in divorce? Yikes. One might think people in their second marriage would experience fewer issues because they already stubbed their toes enough the first time! But… it may be a little more difficult than that. Old habits die hard, blended families present new challenges, and communication […]
When Opposite Money Personalities Attract
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 […]
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?” […]
Why Pointing Out The Negative Hurts
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 Ways to Get Your Spouse to Stick to the Budget
It wasn’t hard for me to see why pointing out the negative hurts. Last night we were cleaning up the dishes and I (Bethany) stuck a semi-dirty plate in the dishwasher right before Scott was ready to close it. Scott took the plate, that I had just loaded, out of the dishwasher, rinsed it off […]
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room in relationships: budgets. People ignore talking about it. They either don’t want to create it or they don’t want to stick to the budget. From our experience, one spouse creates a budget but the other spouse doesn’t agree, especially if that person is a Spender. It’s difficult […]