About Elle Martinez

Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips for reducing debt, increase income, and building net worth. Learn how to live on one income and have fun with the second..

Life After Debt: Rebuilding After a Short Sale

Stressed and overwhelmed by debt? Learn how you can rebuild your finances and life. Miss Mazuma shares how she overcame $500k of debt, short sales, and found happiness!   Rebuild Your Finances It’s the beginning of a new year and while so many right now are all jazzed up about knocking down their debts, saving more, […]

Setting Up Financial Wins for This Year and Beyond

Today we’re going to talk about how you can pivot your money as a couple so you can have some big financial wins this year! Creating Big Financial Wins How are you feeling about this past year? Were you able to hit most of your goals? Or are there a few things you wished you […]

How to Find an Affordable Family Health Insurance Plan

Trying to sort through all the health insurance plans? Find out how you can choose an affordable health insurance plan that covers your family’s needs!  Open Enrollment It’s that time again – open enrollment. Maybe you’re gearing up to check out the digital packet Human Resources sent you that you have to sort through with […]

401(k)s: What Couples Need to Know to Maximize Their Retirement

For most couples, their 401(k)s are an important part of their retirement plans. Learn how you can avoid making big mistakes and make the most out of your 401(k)! Making the Most of Your 401(k) It’s just there’s a huge information overload and it’s easy to get caught in the mess and not be sure […]

Dealing with Awkward Money Conversations as a Couple

Today we’re going to look at three common and awkward arguments married couples have around money  and how you can tackle them together!  Awkward Money Conversations When You’re Married Marriage and money isn’t always easy. Chances are the two of you have different personalities and approaches to finances.  Those differences can be a wonderful thing […]

Don’t Let Others Manage Your Money

One of the best ways you can protect your finances is by running your own numbers.  Certified Financial Planner and author Carl Richards opened up about his money mistakes, including how he lost his home. “The Lender Approved Us” At first I read the article it hard to believe that he, as financial adviser, bought more house then […]

10 Ways to Simplify Your Finances to Save a Ton of Time and Money

Want to save more and pay down your debt faster, but feel overwhelmed? Here are ten ways you can simplify your finances so you have more time to enjoy while still staying on top of your money! How to Simplify Your Finances Last week Mark and Lauren shared how they had worked together cut back […]

Bank Better to Save and Make More Money

Tired of getting hit with fees from your bank? See how you can find the best bank to stash your cash to save and earn more money! Best Banks for Your Money All this month we’ve been talking about big decisions you need to make about health insurance and investing that will have an impact […]