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Looking to grow your marriage and money this year?
When I started Couple Money almost 10 years ago, there weren't too many resources out there focused for married couples.
My husband and I were in $35,000 of debt and while we agreed we needed to get rid of it, we went back and forth on the how.
Most of the sites had fantastic information on the mechanics of finances – getting out of debt, saving more, and investing for retirement, but I couldn't find one that was dedicated to helping spouses work together on finances.
Fast forward and I am happy to say there are some wonderful sites, podcasts, and communities committed to helping couples get on the same page with their finances and more.
Here I've updated my list and I'm sharing my favorites (check out below!).
Marriage and Money
I started Couple Money because I wanted to have a safe space to discuss not only finances like how to get out of debt, invest smarter, and build wealth, but also the very deeply personal part of marriage.
- how do you create a budget that both of you are happy with,
- should you loan money to your in-laws,
- deciding if one of you can stay or work from home with the kids.
Money isn't the most important thing, but it can really mess up a marriage.
When I began, there weren't many places that dove into both sides.
oday, though, there's a thriving community and network focused on helping you two win with money.
I'm sharing my current favorites on today's podcast.
Hope you enjoy!
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Top Sites for Marriage and Money
Thank you for being a part of the Couple Money community!
If you're looking for more podcasts and sites to check out, please add these to your list.
Many of them have been guests on the podcast and a few I hope to interview soon!
Tai and Talaat McNeely share their story of falling in love, getting married, but being total opposites when it came to handling their finances.
They came on this podcast and we got into several issues that can come up in marriage including financial infidelity.
Andy Hill is focused on taking care of his family. They are on a quest to become financially free and as you may remember from a few episodes ago, Andy and Nicole are one year away from paying off their mortgage.
site is a fantastic spot for spouses looking to get smarter and wiser with their finances. If you are looking for motivation to become debt free, please check out her series.
While the focus is on budgets, Jessi gets into marriage too, covering how to respect one another when coming with a spending plan. It's real life on a budget.
Matt Becker is a fee-only financial planner who started his site to help new parents build happy families by making money simple.
He covers big picture goals like financial independence but also the day to the stuff of parenthood.
Andrew and his wife have tackled some big gials together, including pay off their mortgage!
I actually used Andrew's Mortgage Free Spreadsheets to come up with our own debt-free plan.
From Atlanta, Julien & Kiersten share their FI journey including their rental prperty adventures while raising their little one.
Open and honest, they talk about the good, bad, and the real parts of finances in a family.
Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo focus is intimacy, whether it's emotional, financial, physical.
They've committed to being open and frank about their marriage and give practical tips on becoming more connected.
Jayson Gaddis has created a resource for couples looking to have deeper conversations and a more meaningful commitment.
Cat offers some practical advice for parents (particularly moms) looking to grow their careers while raising kids. Cat's fantastic about discussing earning more and build up your income streams.
Love how she talks about the joys and real-life struggles of having little ones around as you grow a business.
Michelle and Tony and adorable, hilarious, and genuine! Their #StayMarried Podcast is about equipping couples with communication skills and deeper understanding of their partners.
Recent discovery for me, Family Money Adventures shares how Kevin and Barb are working together with their four kids to build a beautiful life.
Jessica and Corey have recently began their FI journey, but they already have some thoughtful less on living purposefully (and still having fun!).
Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to offer practical tips, tools and training to help busy married couples deal with communication, financial, and romantic issues.
As you can guess from the title, Nick has no qualms of getting into the messes of marriage. 🙂
Ryan is dedicated to helping men step up to their potential including marriage. Ryan interviews men at the top of their field.
While not all the topics to me, there is so much gold in the ones that do. My favorites tend to be the Friday field notes.
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This episode was originally released in December 2016. the show notes have been updated January 2019.
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