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How to Make a Budget With Your Spouse

How to Make a Budget With Your Spouse

“Hey honey, I want a motorcycle.”

“But I want a kitchen remodel.”

“Umm, but I want a motorcycle.”

SWEETIE. WE CAN’T DO BOTH

He wants the motorcycle. She wants the kitchen remodel. How to decide?

When you and your spouse talk about money, there’s potential for arguments disagreements, value clashes, and colorful conversation (to put it lightly).

This step-by-step guide will help you two figure out how to make a budget work for your life together.

21 Simple Tips for Child-Proofing Your Finances and Saving You Money – Part 1

21 Simple Tips for Child-Proofing Your Finances and Saving You Money – Part 1

From door handles to baby gates to the cabinets under the sink, we do a thorough job of child-proofing our homes.

But do we make sure our finances are child-proof?

With children come new expenses. Expenses that can get out of control if we don’t have a plan.

This 3 part series is part of that plan.

Here are the first 7 tips for child-proofing your finances…

Money, Marriage and Children – Communicating for Your Financial Health

Money, Marriage and Children – Communicating for Your Financial Health

How often do you talk about money in your home? What do you teach your kids about money?

Money can be somewhat of a taboo subject. The worse-off someone is financially, the more they don’t want to talk about money and that can make things even worse.

Financial problems don’t just go away by not talking about them.

You’ve heard “the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem”? That applies to money too!

Don’t be afraid to talk about money.

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