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Think you can avoid money fights by not talking about it? Learn and use these conversation starters to develop financial intimacy, get on the same page with money, and have an extraordinary marriage!
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Financial Intimacy and Marriage
Normally people associate intimacy with physical or emotional, but a long-lasting marriage takes more. you two can connect with intellectual activities, spiritual moral values, having fun and relaxing, and yes, financial intimacy.
If you been listening to the show for a bit, you know that the money itself is usually not the issue, but a symptom. To a degree, once the bills are paid, how we spend or use money is a reflection of our priorities.
It's all connected.
And we neglect or ignore talking and working through things, our marriage can suffer.
What if you've been married for some time, can you turn things around? Not only fix your finances but become more open as a couple.
Fortunately, Tony and Alisa DiLorenzo are on the show to share their story and help make things easier.
They're the dynamic duo behind One Extraordinary Marriage where they explore developing a stronger marriage.
In this episode we get into:
- the challenges Tony and Alisa faced with debt
- how they started those conversations about money
- creating a system with their family finances they're both happy with
Hope you enjoy!
Resources to Building Your Marriage and Financial Intimacy
Looking to connect as a couple with money and more? Here are some wonderful resources to get you started!
- Connect Like You Did When You First Met
- Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps to Financial Peace
- Money Matters
- Money in the Bank
- 6 Forms of Intimacy to Build a Strong Marriage
Jumpstart Your Marriage and Money Course
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Jumpstart focuses on the big wins including earning more. Get LIFETIME access to a four-week course design to help you:
- Stop fighting about money and create a budget that you BOTH LOVE
- Automate your money
- Pay off your debt faster
You can get lifetime access here!
Like the music in this episode? Our theme song is by Gentle Regime. Additional music by Lee Rosevere and Logan from Music for Makers in this episode.