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One of the best ways you two can build your marriage and money is by going on more dates.
If you've been reading this site or listened to the podcast, you know how I feel about money dates.
They can be wonderful opportunities to not just review the numbers but have some candid conversations about what you want to accomplish together.
With a few ground rules in place, you two can create plans to help you reach your goals much quicker than if you go it alone.
If you haven't been on one, my buddy (and financial planner) Shannon McLay and I had a great discussion on how to set up money dates.
Date Nights = Happy Marriage
Of course, it's also important to have regular date nights as couple. They allow you a chance to connect and relax together.
As parents of two little ones, we know it can be tough, but it's well worth the effort.
If you're looking to start becoming more comfortable talking about money with each other or you're looking for ideas for your dates, come join us for the $20 Date Night Challenge!
$20 Date Night Challenge
Last summer we did the $20 Date Night Challenge and was a ton of fun.
So what is the challenge? We're going to inspire one another to go out on more dates, but not break our budget.
Starting this week, each Friday I'll share some date night ideas you two can do that should cost no more than $20.
We're talking about eating out, catching concerts, and having some downtime as a couple.
And to make this a bit more interesting, we're having a contest. You can win some cash for more dates!
If you haven't already, join the community. Once you're in, all you have to do is take a picture of your own $20 date night. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, tag me, and use the hashtag #20dollardatenight!
Please keep in mind:
- Only Couple Money’s Newsletter subscribers will be entered for the giveaway.
- You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
- Cash prize ($80 USD) will be distributed through Paypal only.
Please follow the instructions carefully. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
Date Night Inspiration
I’d love to hear from you. What are some of your favorite frugal and fun dates you’ve had?