Money

Couples Guide to Finances

Our friends at www.ourstart.com research and write about the latest pregnancy and motherhood trends. They understand that money management between two people is crucial to any successful relationship. Whether dating, engaged or married, sharing financial responsibilities is a huge factor that should not be ignored. Many couples make the mistake of thinking that “love is enough” to […]

Couples Guide to Finances

Our friends at www.ourstart.com research and write about the latest pregnancy and motherhood trends. They understand that money management between two people is crucial to any successful relationship. Whether dating, engaged or married, sharing financial responsibilities is a huge factor that should not be ignored. Many couples make the mistake of thinking that “love is enough” […]

For the Love of Money: Couples and Finances

By: Barry Steelman, AIF® If you do a simple search on the topic of relationships and finances, you’ll come across countless sobering statistics. For example, you’ll find that money is the primary reason for arguments between couples, with many couples averaging three arguments per month revolving around financial issues. You’ll also learn that 3 in 10 married […]

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 […]

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 […]

Financial Infidelity: 4 Steps for Healing Marriages Torn by Finances

by  Brian Robson The Simple Dollar “…for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer…” Millions of Americans make those vows each year, but an alarming number of marriages end in divorce. In fact, it’s been estimated that the percentage of marriages ending in divorce could be as high as 40-50%. Of those unfortunate outcomes, a […]

8 [Financial] Things to Think About Before You Get Married

www.thesimpledollar.com One of the most upsetting and painful arguments that my wife and I ever had came a few months before we got married. We had been dating for six years at that point and had been planning our marriage for more than a year. I was fairly apprehensive about getting married. I had been […]

5 Retirement Questions Every Couple Should Ask – and Answer

By: Merrill-Lynch/Bank of America Even newlyweds can benefit from having this conversation. The sooner you come to agreement, the easier it will be for you to put a plan in place to pursue your goals. PLENTY OF DIFFICULT FINANCIAL DECISIONS will come your way as you approach retirement, including questions about Social Security and Medicare, […]