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My husband and I enjoy playing video games.

We've tried to manage our time and money spent on them and we've been pretty happy with what we have.

I haven't, however, mentioned that we also enjoy board and card games with friends. Both of us grew up in families that enjoy friendly competition.

Recently we've gotten back into games and we wanted to try something new besides our regular stand-bys of Scrabble, Cranium, and Rook.

I heard about Settlers of Catan and tried the game out first on my tablet.

Loving it, I ordered the basic set from Amazon for game nights. For those who haven't tried, I highly recommend it.

settlers of catan game night

The game is designed to have you interact with other players to trade resources.

Next paycheck I'm ordering the expansion so we can have 5-6 players with the game. 

So imagine my surprise when I saw On Target Coach's post this week about 10 Reasons Why Personal Finances Are Like The Settlers of Catan.

It's not only fun, but there are also some really good points on how you can improve your finances.

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Besides writing here on Couple Money I contribute at other sites as well. Here are a couple of my favorites from this past week:

Personal Finance Posts to Catch Up On

If you have some free time this weekend and want some tips and information about finances, be sure to read some of these wonderful posts.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Photo Credits:  Jeanique and Amazon

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6 comments add your comment

  1. Hey thanks for the mention! Great game. I’ve thought about buying the online version, but then I wouldn’t get any blogging done!

    • It’s pricier than a typical game, so you may want to try the app for the game to get an idea of whether it’s something you’d like to play.

  2. We are big board game players. One we really like is Ticket To Ride Euro Edition. It is a blast, especially when you have friends over. You should try it.

    Thanks so much for including Daisy’s article on working out. She suggested some awesome ideas.