What Is The Right Amount To Spend On a Wedding Gift?
3 Solutions to Stop Holiday Money Fights
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 […]
Do you think Valentine’s Day is a waste of money?
The Christmas Season tends to invite more than just holiday joy. Arguments about money arguments can pile up faster than any presents under the tree. Most families will spend more money during this season than any other time of the year. If you’d rather skip the fights (and the fruitcake), you will definitely want to […]
Money Magic or a Mistake?
Is Valentine’s Day a waste of money? Here’s what some of our Facebook friends had to say: We celebrate with a nice dinner the day before or after to avoid the crowds and we exchange mushy cards. Maybe we should do this the 14th of every month as a reminder to express our feelings for […]
Planning A Christmas Party With Your Spouse–Party Foul? Or Party Fun!
We’ve probably all heard someone say, “Money is the root of all evil.” However, the actual verse says, “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.” If we believe MONEY is the root of all evil, we are all in a lot of trouble because everyone uses money every single day. How could […]
Putting the Joy Back into Gift Giving … and Getting
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 […]
A Gift With Unintended Consequences!
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 […]
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 […]