3 Reasons Not to be Homeowners Before Marriage
Money and Engagement – Do They Mix?
More and more young couples are buying a house together before saying “I do.” But that comes with big risks. Here are 3 big reasons NOT to be homeowners before marriage. Originally appeared in Your Tango, Article published in August 2015 and reposted in February 2017.
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 […]
The Truth About Debt: 6 Myths Exposed
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 […]
2 Clever Ways to Immediately Improve Your Marriage Money Woes
Good debt, bad debt — here’s what you need to know. Is all debt bad? Originally appeared in boundless.org
Money Woes Hurting Your Marriage? 2 Clever Ways To Talk About It
Your mother was right—you need to think before you speak. So, why isn’t it that simple? Maybe mama didn’t know your spouse is sooo frustrating! Or, that money would be so tight in your marriage. Maybe mom didn’t know that you want what you want, when you want it. (Hmm … actually, we’re guessing she probably […]
Satisfy Your Valentine In 3 Easy Steps
Your mother was right—you need to think before you speak. So, why isn’t it that simple? Maybe mama didn’t know your spouse is so frustrating! Or, that money would be so tight in your marriage. Maybe mom didn’t know that you want what you want, when you want it. (Hmm … actually, we’re guessing she probably […]
3 Ways to stop a “Money Nag”
Originally appeared in Your Tango Like it or not – Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Some love it and some hate it. When Scott and I were first married, I asked him to handle three holidays: my birthday, our anniversary, and Valentine’s Day. And do you know what? He has made plans for […]
5 Mixed Signals That Will Ruin Your Relationship
Who likes to be nagged? Not us! According to a new study out of the University of Copenhagen, nagging can actually be the cause of premature death. The study goes on to say that couples who are in high stress relationships because of nagging spouses are two to three times more likely to “kick the […]
3 T’s to Stop the Money Fights This Year
What would an episode of New Girl, Friends, or even Three’s Company be without someone getting their signals crossed? Zero fun. Now cut to reality and the mixed signals your honey sends you, and no one’s laughing. Add money to the confusing situation and it’s even less funny.
We have all heard the standard answers to preventing money fights: Get a budget, talk about it, stop spending! If these were working we would see couples with blissful day-to-day money talk. Those ideas aren’t bad, they just don’t work. We are done, we mean done, with money fights hurting our relationships, marriages and kids. […]