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Do You Plan Your Gifts?

by Elle Martinez
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One reason I liked when friends had gift registries for their weddings and baby showers is that I know that I’m getting something that they really want and/or would need. I especially appreciate this as I’m cleaning up the house and going through all of our rooms and closets, sorting everything that we seemed to […]

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Finding Furniture Treasures at Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops

by Elle Martinez
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I mentioned last week that we’re on a mission to get all of our clutter and junk out of our house. We’ve started with getting rid of stuff on the first floor of our townhouse and we’re happy with the results so far. However with everything that we’re tossing we do need to get some […]

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Couple Money’s Nexus 7 Giveaway

by Elle Martinez
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I’m so excited today; it’s the 4 year anniversary of Couple Money! Back in September 2009, I started writing here to have a place to discuss working together to build one’s family finances. There are a lot of stories out there about how money can divide couples so I wanted to start a site to […]

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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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