Reflecting on What Matters to You

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It's been a roller coaster week, both in the news and in our personal lives.

The week started with the WDBJ shooting. I'm unable to wrap my head around the evil intent of the killer.

My heart goes out to Alison Parker's and Adam Ward's loved ones. I wish Vicki Gardner a speedy recovery, though I expect it will take some time to heal.

This tragedy made the stock market news (which was big to an extent) seems so insignificant. The fluctuation continued for the rest of the week.

Finally, this weekend ended on a happy note – my cousin got married. She's a beautiful person and I'm so happy for her.

We had an awesome time hanging out and catching up with friends and family, letting our little ones play with their cousins outside, and just enjoying the moments.

Everything this week was a reminder for me of how little money itself matters in the grand scheme of things.

In the end, money is a tool, not the prize. Saving and investing money or paying off debt – these are milestones in a journey that I hope brings you closer to who and what matters most to you.

Relish the time you have with your loved ones.

Couple Money on the Web

After a small break, the Couple Money Podcast is back for a second season!

I've also been contributing on TurboTax and been writing some summer savings posts that you may enjoy.

Personal Finance Posts of the Week

Here are just a few of my posts I've read this week. I hope you find something you like:

What has been your favorite posts from this past week?

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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..