Jesse frequently talked of buying a sports car, but his wife, Maran, didn’t agree with the decision. She felt their money would be better spent traveling together and making memories. Imagine her surprise one Saturday afternoon when Jesse came home driving a cherry red convertible. Maran was angry and then hurt. How could Jesse make such a large decision without her? In … [Read more...] about How Unilateral Decisions Affect Relationships
According to one of Russell Brand's most recent YouTube videos, the number one reason why couples break up is lack of communication. We always hear it, but communication is truly key. It is better to overcommunicate than under-communicate. That is why I am bringing you these 100 important questions to discuss with your spouse to make sure you're both on the same page. Plus, … [Read more...] about 100 Important Money Questions Couples Should Answer Together Now
Married people are richer. If you read much personal finance literature, you'll have learned this by now. While it's an interesting observation, what's more interesting is why this is. Speculation has involved a variety of topics: … [Read more...] about Why Does Marriage Build Wealth?
If you're married or in a committed relationship, one thing you'll learn is that fights about money aren't really about the money. Instead, they're often about underlying values like safety, security, freedom, etc. So, if you're fighting with your partner about money, here is a resource I wanted to share with with you. Its good for folks who are struggling to integrate their … [Read more...] about Gottman, Marriage, Meaning and Money
Whether you have been married 50 days or 50 years, money is likely a source of friction between you and your spouse at times. This is especially true if one spouse is a spender and the other one is a saver. Spouses with children don’t have to worry about who has the checkbook when a child needs money for lunch or school activities. Separate bank accounts may seem like an … [Read more...] about How to Decide if You Need a Separate or Joint Bank Account
It was inevitable that this topic would come up on a personal finance blog about couple's finance. Like or not, Dave Ramsey is one of the nation's best known personal finance gurus. I wanted to review his take on marriage and money, then share what he's getting right and what he misses. Here is a quick clip where Ramsey outlines his views on marriage and finances. … [Read more...] about This Is What Dave Ramsey’s Popular Take On Healthy Marriages Is Missing
They say that marriage is through good times and bad. I believe that's true if all things are equal, but what happens when your status, income and accomplishments vary in a marriage? With inequality is there bound to be jealousy too? Maybe jealousy is not the right word, maybe resentment is more adequate. But resentment sounds so negative and no one said that being … [Read more...] about Are you jealous of your spouse?