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, […]

The Tale of a Red Envelope and a Job Offer

Have you ever been so tired of or discouraged with what you do that you are ready not just to change jobs but switch to a completely different field? A young woman I know was in that very difficult place. She had been employed in the healthcare industry for over five years, working her way from […]

Enabling your children can weaken your marriage

When Kansas farm girl Dorothy closed her eyes and murmured longingly, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!” she was speaking as a twelve year old who had come to recognize the true magic of home, not as a young adult comfortably and seemingly permanently ensconced under your roof. Home is a wonderful place, […]