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How to Save $1,000 on Your Monthly Bills

by Elle Martinez
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With some families seeing their bills grow faster than their income, finding ways to build the difference between the two has become a priority for them. I’ve written quite a few times about how we’ve worked to optimize our budget and how we trimmed expenses to help build our savings and invest more. The $1,000 Challenge […]

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How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

by Elle Martinez
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I usually reserve my book and financial reviews for my other site, but I just finished reading Todd Tresidder’s book aptly named How Much Money Do I Need to Retire and I feel like it deserves a special mention as there are many Couple Money readers asking that question. I’ve written how I had gotten a ballpark figure […]

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Giving in Times of Disaster

by Elle Martinez
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As many of you have probably seen, the Philippines has been hit by Typhoon Haiyan and it has left a trail of destruction and calamity as the country is scrambling to get aid to its citizens.  My husband and I have been discussing it, simply astounded by the numbers given in the news, especially with the […]

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Budgeting and Saving as a Young Couple

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When you are a young couple, you have a lot of things going for you financially. Although you may not be making as much money as you will later in your career, you also will not have as many expenses as older couples do. You also have your whole lives ahead of you to save […]

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Breaking Down the Walls

by Elle Martinez
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One of my goals for Couple Money is to highlight personal finance sites, book, and people that I think can help you with your finances. I mentioned earlier this week that I enjoyed reading Norma Yaeger’s book, Breaking Down Walls. Her memoir was a mix of the personal with her story about building a successful career in […]

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3 Investing Lessons from Breaking Down Walls

by Elle Martinez
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While I enjoy brushing up on finances with a good book even now again, I also love reading beyond the numbers. I finished reading Breaking Down the Walls and it is one of those books that make finance (in this case investing) fascinating and part of it is the perfect mix of memoir, money, and […]

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Enjoying the Sights in St. Louis

by Elle Martinez
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We just got back from a fun week in St Louis after attending FinCon. I loved meeting up with writers from my favorite personal finance blogs and getting to meet some new ones. Like my previous work trips, my husband and baby girl came along for the ride.  Neither one of us had really been […]

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