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Knocking Out Your Credit Card Debt

by Elle Martinez
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Credit card debt has become common for some families. Recently NerdWallet did an analysis data from the Federal Reserve and others on average households’ credit card debt. They found that the average household has $7,087 and when you look at just the indebted households it comes out to $15,191.  Families not only have to deal with the […]

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How Bad Investing Habits Can Kill Your Returns

by Elle Martinez
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With April wrapped up and my estimated taxes paid, I decided to follow my own advice and check into our retirement accounts to make everything was being  distributed according to our plans. Last week I did some ‘spring cleaning’ and sold some stocks. I had bought years ago based on surface level research (aka reading and digging […]

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Launching a Business as a Creative Entrepreneur

by Elle Martinez
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Besides financial independence, I have discovered many couples also want creative freedom when it comes to their careers. For some, getting their financial freedom leads to have the resources to make the leap while others take the opposite approach – they use their creative talents to work their way towards financial independence. Whether it’s with […]

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10 Ways for Couples to Master Their Money

by Elle Martinez
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One of the most powerful tools you have to tackle and master your finances is not some fancy calculator or new app, but your spouse. You two are in this journey together and that means using this opportunity not just increase your net worth, but to actually becoming closer. 10 Things You Two Can Do to […]

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Keeping Tabs on Our Retirement Accounts

by Elle Martinez
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Over the last few years as we’ve been working together and I’ve been sharing our progress on Couple Money, you may have noticed a few constant themes coming across in several posts, two of them being automate your finances when possible and save for retirement. I think that one of the most helpful things we […]

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Republic Wireless: No Contract Moto G for $149

by Elle Martinez
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If you’re trying to manage your bills, one area where you may be able to save some significant money is by switching your cellphone provider. With many couples, paying for an unlimited family plan for 4 people can set them back about $180-$200/month. How would you like to cut that bill down in half,  $100/month? […]

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How Much Should You Tip?

by Elle Martinez
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I was catching the news this morning and one of the stories caught my eye – how digital transactions affect tipping for services. I thought it fascinating that businesses had seen hikes in the amount of tips collected when they use services like Square to handle their transactions. Lately I’ve noticed more and more business […]

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