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Archive for July, 2017

Pros and Cons of Sharing Your Finances as a Married Couple

by Abby Hayes The pros of combining your finances Combining your finances can be tricky, especially if both parties have their own debts, accounts and assets coming into the marriage. But it might be worth it for the following reasons: Women may have greater security Other research shows that women have greater security when they […]

How to Blend Your Finances After Marriage

by Chelsy Meyer You’ve said, “I do,” you’ve blended your families, and you’ve accepted dealing with each other forever, no matter what. Now it’s time to put those vows to the test and live your lives together as a unit. Blending your belongings, your emotions, and your finances can seem daunting, but after it’s all […]

4 Things We Learned From Marriage Counseling

www.marriage365.0rg Yes, Casey and I are the first to admit that we have been to marriage counseling. But we don’t view it as a bad thing at all. In fact, we both embrace that having a third set of eyes on the issue can be more productive than us trying to figure it out on […]

25 Fun Questions To Ask Your Spouse

www.marriage360.org John Gottman calls them love maps. We call them open ended questions. The point here is that you talk, laugh, dream and learn more about each other. Some questions are silly while others really get you thinking about some possible big life decisions. Either way, pull these out on your next date night or after […]

The Holy Trinity of Finances

by: Tim Schuster How managing your finances is about more than being practical, it’s also about understanding and acknowledging the emotional and spiritual side of money … the “financial trinity” if you will.   Money Is Practical There is a rational and logical side to money. Money comes in. Money goes out. It adds up. […]

Monopoly, Money, and Marriage

www.prepare-enrich.com “I will buy water works from you for $250,” my husband offered.  We were playing our first family game of Monopoly.  Sitting around the board was my daughter who is eight, my son who is ten, my husband Brad, and myself.  Having played board games with my husband for 13 plus years, I knew what kind […]