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Decluttering Our Home

by Elle Martinez
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We’ve been talking over the summer about selling the house, but since there were still some new homes being built it didn’t seem like the right time. It’s kind of hard to persuade potential buyers to go for your house when they can get a brand new place for around the same price. Well, things […]

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Managing Financial Conflicts as a Couple

by Elle Martinez
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There are several challenges when it comes to love and money.  Most couples would probably agree that even if the two of you are perfect for each other, it does not mean that you always on the same wavelength. Each couple has their own rhythm and many times the tricky part is getting the two […]

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Slacking Off This Summer

by Elle Martinez
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I got a confession to make – we’ve been slacking off with finances this summer. No, we haven’t gone the crazy, throwing our money out of the window route. It’s just we’ve not been as focused on getting some of financial goals completed. Part of it is due to buying a car in July. That […]

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Tracking Your Spending Quickly and Easily

by Elle Martinez
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When you hear or read the word budget, what’s the first thing you think of? Do you see an endless spreadsheet tediously tracking every penny? Do you see something to fight over? You’re not alone. Too many times, budgets are constrinsts that tell us what we can’t have instead being a handy way for us […]

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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

by Elle Martinez
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Identity theft can no only ruin your finances, it can also be emotionally draining as you try to rebuild. A huge step that you can take to minimize your chances is to go ahead and secure your information, both off line and when you’re online. Like many couples, we try to be smart with how we […]

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Six Tips for Newlyweds to Manage Finances

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Before getting married, couples should understand the risk associated with finances during their lifetime. The majority of the financial problems that new couples encounter include being in debt, overspending, and not having a plan. Here are six tips that couples can use to help them manage their finances. Put Money on the Agenda Since money […]

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Win a Copy of Clark Howard’s Living Large for the Long Haul

by Elle Martinez
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All last week I shared stories from Clark Howard’s new book, Living Large for the Long Haul both here on Couple Money and also on My Financial Reviews. In case you missed them, here are six of my favorite stories from the book. Playing Catch-Up on Retirement Savings Destroying $40,000 of Debt in 2 Years Making […]

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