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..

While millions have already received their stimulus check through direct deposits, others are just now getting them. Joe Mecca from Coastal Credit Union and I discussed a few things to consider so you can make every dollar go further! You can watch it right here or read the edited transcript below! Elle Martinez: Joe, thanks […]

Many families are dealing with the financial fallout from the coronavirus, including losing their income and jobs. See how you can adjust your budget and get the resources you need to ride out these tough times!  How to Financially Handle Losing Your Job and Income  Judging by the numbers, Ani’s situation is becoming more common. […]

Want an easy way to reduce your stress levels without having to lift a finger? Avoid checking your 401(k) balance right now. Seriously, have you looked at it? If so, then your stomach may be following the roller-coaster pattern on the graph below. Stressing Out and Panicking Over Your Investments You or your spouse may […]

I hope you are doing well and staying safe. As we continue another week, I think we’ve finally found our rhythm.  Looking at the news, however, we’ll probably have to shift things again as every state is figuring out the best plan and speed to open things up.  As we all through this crisis, our […]

As many couples are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, finances have had to understandably shift. Many states and localities have stay at home orders going on and that has meant jobs and businesses have been affected. During this pandemic, I’m adjusting the schedule here and taking your questions on how to reduce […]

One hang-up people have with budgets is that they have to do a line by line review of of all of their expenses and income. For those new to budgets or people who are busy already it can seem overwhelming. If that’s you, proportional budgets may be the way to go. And for a practical […]

Today we’re going to jump in on ways you can adjust your finances during the coronavirus crisis to get through these tough times! Getting Your Finances Stabilized During the Coronavirus Crisis Even though it’s been less than a month since schools closed here in Raleigh, it feels like a lifetime ago.   And chances are things […]

For many couples, getting their house to sell for top dollar can help them hit crucial financial goals. Today we’ll go over what you need to know to get a great price when selling your home!  Selling Your House for Top Dollar Before we begin, I want to give a disclaimer that this episode’s topic […]