Should You Lease or Buy Your Car? Which is Right?
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 […]
3 Ways to Get Your Spouse to Stick to the Budget
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 […]
3 Fun Ways to Spark Romance
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 […]
3 Ways to Kill Your Relationship in a Hurry
The pressures of life and work create a challenging environment for romance, don’t they? Making time for date nights is hard. We get it. Think back to when you first fell in love with one another. You couldn’t wait to spend time together—long walks in the park, movies, dinner, coffee—it didn’t really matter what you […]
Dating? Improve Your Money Conversations Now!
How honest are you about money with your spouse?
Would Your Spouse Say You’re “Money Mean”?
You’ve been dating and are starting to be filled with hope and excitement as you think about your future together. Where will you live? What kind of family will you have? What kind of adventures will you experience How would you handle your money as a couple? If one of those things doesn’t seem to […]
When you Commit Financial Infidelity. Rocks In The Jar.
Use this checklist to see He said. She said. He’s wrong. I’m right. Finger pointing can quickly turn into finger poking when money is involved. Lots of spouses fight about money. In fact, divorced couples say “money” ruined their relationships more than any other factor.
Olympic Swim Team – What it takes!
It is Bethany’s and my desire to save marriages … lots of them. We can’t believe how many people think—when it comes to money—it is okay to fight, argue, lie and cheat. In other words, commit financial infidelity. Or, that for some reason, money is a “hands off” subject in a relationship. We know that […]
I (Bethany) want to share some thoughts I had the last couple of weeks watching our athletes compete in the Olympics in London. They have got what it takes! Some of you know that I was a competitive swimmer growing up … ranked in the top 10 nationally. I recently came across an old article […]