6 Ways To Talk About Debt — So You Can STOP Fighting About Money
Money and Engagement – Do They Mix?
It doesn’t have to be like this! Meet Tom and Julia, they’re probably a lot like you: Tom and Julia have an amazing marriage. They laugh a lot and are pretty content with a simple life. But sometimes when the humor dims, they fight about money. Not loudly. Not often. And definitely not all the […]
3 Ways To Keep Your Spouse From Freaking Out When You Spend Money
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 […]
Why Pointing Out The Negative Hurts
You spend money every day. You have to. But does he have to freak out about it? Not anymore. Here are 3 ways to keep your spouse from freaking out when you spend money. Can you remember the last day you didn’t have to pay for something? It’s almost impossible. You spend money every day. You […]
Your Vacation Can Be Fight-Free
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 […]
Dating? When and How to Have the Dreaded “Money Talk”
Vacations are great – fights on vacations are miserable. Let’s face it, most arguments start with a disagreement about money.
3 Ways to stop a “Money Nag”
Dating? When and How to Have the Dreaded “Money Talk” –
You’ve been dating and are starting to be filled with hope and excitement as you think about your future together. Where would you live, what kind of family would you have, what kind of adventures would you experience, and how would you handle your money as a couple?
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.
Money Differences With Your Spouse? 3 Reasons Why!
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. […]
Do money differences with your spouse cause a lot of tension? More money does not equal more happiness in your relationship as stated in a recent study. It is important to look at the bigger picture when it comes to your relationship and money. Most of us assume that our budget, retirement plan, and cash flow […]