We often talk about how money effects every decision we make. When you and your spouse are on the same money page—and agreeing about those decisions—life is pretty smooth. However when you and your spouse are not agreeing about those day to day decisions then life is anything but smooth.
So how do you as a couple get and stay on the same page? Here is the formula that Bethany and I have used: Vision + Engagement = Success. Your Vision of what the Money Relationship needs to look like + Your Engagement in the process = Your Success!
Here is a real life scenario of how this plays itself out:
- You both have a Vision to make sure you are staying connected when it comes to buying any item that costs more than $150.00 dollars. You are doing this because you want to make sure there are no more hurt feelings, or money secrets.
- You stay Engaged by making sure if you are going to buy something (say, over $150) you text or take a picture of the item. If you both aren’t in agreement on the purchase, you table it until you get home and can agree!
- You have now reached Success because you are both staying connected to each other, you are keeping the lines of communication open, and hurt feelings and money secrets are being eliminated.
When couples make sure that they are keeping their Money Relationship a priority they will find that the day to day money decisions start to come in-line with each other. The fighting, hurt feelings, and anger start to subside and they can get their relationship as a whole back on track. Like anything Vision and Engagement take work but the Success you find will be a huge payback.
Make it Happen,