Welcome to Couple Money!
How Couple Money Will Help you Build Your Net Worth
Quite simply, Couple Money is about helping the two of you build your finances together. How? By learning to live on one income and having fun with the second. I share information about what matters most to couples looking at spending more time on what they love and less time on the financial minutia.
There are a ton of personal finance blogs out that cover general finance tips. My goal with Couple Money is look at those questions and find tips, tools, and services that can help couples work out solutions that address their needs. To build our net worth and get started on our goals towards financial freedom we’ll tackle some common money situations that couples have to deal with.
- Banking– Keeping our money working for us is important. We found that out when our first bank wasn’t giving us the customer service we wanted and the interest rate was depressing so we dumped them and found one that works for us.
- Budgeting– Creating a financial system that fits our family’s needs is a priority. We love what we do so we don’t want to spend a ton of our time tracking every penny, so automation plays a big role.
- Charity – We want to set aside a portion of our money to worthy causes. We don’t have a formal system so we’ll be working on creating a giving system that is sustainable.
- Credit Cards – For many people, it’s a love/hate relationship between them and their credit cards. For us we use credit cards as we need them – for rewards or 0% loans. Paying off credit card debt has made me wary of signing up for a ton of cards.
- Entrepreneurship – We’d like to become more entrepreneurial with our work and build more income.
- Investing- Right now our investing focus is for retirement. I’ll show how you two can start investing with $100.
- Savings – Having some money set aside for emergencies is just one of our savings goals. We also have some short term goals like a vacation fund as well as buying a house someday.
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Couple Money has also been mentioned on sites like MSN Money and included Wisebread’s Top Personal Finance Blogs List.
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As you can probably guess, I’m not a financial guru and I make no claims to be. I’m constantly learning about personal finances and this blog is just a collection of the tips and life lessons we pick up. Couple Money is not intended to be a source for professional advice.
If you’re looking for professional help with your finances and you live in the United States, try using The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) to find a fee based financial planner. They should be able to work with you and your individual financial situation.