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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 […]

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Financial Goal Setting With Your Spouse

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Patty Moore of Working Mother Life. For many couples, money is a major source of tension within a relationship. In fact, in a 2017 survey, 49 percent of all respondents considered money to be the most […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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