Even though you really have their (and your family’s) best interest at heart, showing them how fun saving can be can be more powerful than telling them.
Do you have something that you really love and want to get (without getting into debt)? Save for it.
Keep your spouse in the loop by having a chart on the fridge with your progress. Perhaps they will see that it really doesn’t take long to buy what you want, you just need to have a plan.
Make It Easy to Save
What if it works? What if you get your spouse on board to try and save more money?
Start off with a joint goal that you both want to reach – a debt free vacation, a new television, or just bumping up your emergency fund. The point is you want your spouse to be excited about saving.
Go ahead and make it easy on both of you – automate your savings so the money is transferred as quickly as it is deposited. That can be a huge help as the money is tucked away before the temptation to spend it kicks in.
Encouraging Your Spouse to Save
I’d love to hear from you.Have you two have to deal with two different ways of tackling money?
Was one of you a spender and the other a saver? What helped you two to work it out?
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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..