ABCs of Successful Holiday Spending

The holidays are quickly approaching and with a few weeks until Christmas, it is time to draft a plan for successful holiday spending! The National Retail Federation expects holiday spending to be almost 4% higher this year than last. They expect American consumers to spend an average of $935.58 during the holiday shopping season this […]

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Don’t Cancel Your Date Night!
date night

3 Ways to Heat Up Your Relationship!
Ok, we get it! Making time for date nights is hard especially with all the commitments and pressures of life and work. But we also have to remember that we fell in love with one another because we spent quality time together. We went on adventures, went to movies, and had long walks in the park. All of these experiences contributed to why we fell in love in the first place.

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Planning A Christmas Party With Your Spouse–Party Foul? Or Party Fun!
Planning a Christmas party with your spouse

Christmas parties are such fun! But planning a Christmas party with your spouse can take some planning and shopping. That’s when a party’s fun and games can disappear like a batch of warm gingersnaps if the couple doesn’t first consider their differing Money Personalities. Jim and Kara’s Christmas Party Our friends Kara and Jim moved […]

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Putting the Joy Back into Gift Giving … and Getting
Joy Back into Gift Giving

We were talking to a couple yesterday (we’ll call them Sean and Tiffiny) about last year’s painful gift-giving experience. They know now that Sean is a Security Seeker/Spender and Tiffiny is a Saver/Security Seeker. Last Christmas they had a knockdown, yelling match because Sean had finally “had it.” With hurt feelings, how can they put […]

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A Gift With Unintended Consequences!
unintended consequences

What started off as a gift had unintentionally turned into Financial Infidelity for some dear friends of ours, Meagan and Brandon Brown. We were sitting down with them this weekend and found ourselves bent over laughing (fortunately they had worked through the challenges so laughing was appropriate). They were describing a simple birthday gift with […]

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