Money and Engagement – Do They Mix?
money and engagement

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 […]

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Why Pointing Out The Negative Hurts
why pointing out the negative hurts

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 […]

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3 Ways to stop a “Money Nag”
money nag

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 […]

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5 Mixed Signals That Will Ruin Your Relationship
mixed signals that will ruin your relationship

What would an episode of New Girl, Friends, or even Three’s Company be without someone getting their signals crossed? Zero fun. But mixed signals that will ruin your relationship are zero fun too! Now cut to reality and the mixed signals your honey sends you, and no one’s laughing. Add money to the confusing situation and […]

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3 T’s to Stop the Money Fights This Year
stop the money fights this year

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. […]

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What Dishes Taught Me About Love
dishes taught me about love

We love what Jeff Goins is doing in his “Slow Down” challenge.  He is encouraging people to stop, smell the roses, and go deeper in their relationships.  We completely agree. And we would like to add our Money Couple two cents: Stop. Slow down. Think about – don’t just react – to your honey’s Money Personalities.

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Marrying Money Personalities
marrying money personalities

Scott and I just got back from the beautiful wedding of Scott’s college friend, Keith. It was gorgeous event and everyone there had so much fun! The rehearsal dinner, the toasts, and the wedding ceremony all reflected the bride and groom’s tremendous love for each other. But all those events also seemed to have an […]

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We Can Stop Divorce
we can stop divorce

We get the opportunity to talk to a lot great people across the nation – young and old, rich and poor. And all kinds of folks are telling us, “We’re sick of divorce.” People are tired of the pain and destruction caused by divorce. It hurts our children through the tension, fighting, and fear. Divorce […]

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4 Tips To Get Your Money Huddle Started
get your money huddle started

One of the biggest mistakes couples make when it comes to money is to worry and obsess about it to the point where it becomes all-consuming. This could exhaust you since most every decision we make as a couple involves money. So let’s be intentional, talk about it, get it out in the open so […]

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You Spent How Much?!?!
you spent how much

“Wait, you spent how much?!?!” How to avoid Money Personality dumping. A husband calls his wife the “Money Nazi.” He walks through the door and their conversation goes like this: Wife: “Where did you go out to lunch?” Husband: “We went Italian today.” Wife: “What did you have?” Husband” “A Chicken Caesar Salad.” Wife: “How […]

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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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