couples and money

Don’t Let Others Manage Your Money

One of the best ways you can protect your finances is by running your own numbers.  Certified Financial Planner and author Carl Richards opened up about his money mistakes, including how he lost his home. “The Lender Approved Us” At first I read the article it hard to believe that he, as financial adviser, bought more house then […]

How to Create an Automated Yet Flexible Budget

How are you feeling about your progress this year with your financial goals? Are you frustrated because you’re not hitting them as fast as you had hoped? Do you feel like managing money is a chore? Believe it or not, these problems are connected. Today, I’m going to break down and show you how to […]

Is the 50/20/30 Budget Right for You?

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 […]

How To Budget Successfully as a Couple

Creating a budget together is more than just the numbers. Find out how you two can create a budget you both love that will help you hit your money goals faster! As individuals we all have our strengths, weaknesses, passions and different outlooks on life. This especially is true when dealing with finances as we […]

How to Find Agreement with Your Spouse About Money

When it comes to a marriage, something that many couples often have problems agreeing on is their finances. Let’s face it, no one wants to live in debt or live uncomfortably because of the number in their bank account. We all want to be able to have the money to buy the things that we […]

Surviving and Thriving Together with Changes in Life

Marriage and change go hand in hand. Our friends who have been married have stories of the struggles and triumphs they’ve gone through together. Looking back, most say that the milestones that they reached took a ton of effort and compromise. Since we’ve been married we’ve dealt with: started a business had 2 kids bought […]

How Much Did You Spend??!!

Have you ever been surprised by your spouse’s purchases? Let me be more specific – have you ever been surprised by how much your spouse spent on something and NOT tell you first? I’m not talking about sneaking around and hiding something but making a purchase from the joint account without consulting you. I ask […]