6 Tips for Creating a Household Budget

They say opposites attract, but opposite views on finances can lead to dangerous territory in a marriage. Many couples run into issues when they realize that one is a saver and the other is a spender. One of the best ways to help lower financial stress in your marriage is to create a household budget. […]

7 Reasons Every Smart Couple Needs a Side Income (and How to Get One)

How would your family benefit from an extra $250, $500 or even $1,000 every month? In this post, I want to share why it’s so important that your family develop a side income and show you how to make it happen – complete with real-life examples of the many ways we’ve added to the bottom […]

5 Money Moves Happy Couples Make

Have you ever seen one of those cheesy photos of a couple leaning over with their arms around each other, looking at a bank statement with big smiles on their faces? Yeah, those are stock photos.  They aren’t real. Unfortunately, for many married couples, the thought of money and finances brings up quite the opposite […]

How to Say Good-bye to Limiting Financial Beliefs

Personal money management has two very important, but unequal, parts. The how-to is actually only about 20% of the equation, while your behavior holds the overwhelming majority of the control. The nuts and bolts of the how-to are easy ones to address, but your behavior is a more interesting matter. Your behavior is guided by your core beliefs: […]

Protect Your Marriage by Protecting Your Finances

The Bible tells us that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. But experience tells us that the lack of money is at the root of all kinds of marriage problems. A survey of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) professionals revealed finances to be the third leading cause of divorce, […]