How to Develop Healthy Financial Communication and Financial Oneness in Marriage

Over the last couple of weeks, my wife and I have been having some serious fundamental discussions about money. Just last week, we decided to say adios to our budget.  Yesterday, we tried to decide if we should pay for the family to go out to eat.  Then we had a conversation about an appropriate travel budget for 2012. It was only this morning that I realized how blessed I am. I'm blessed … [Read more...]

Marriage Lessons From 10 Fantastic Years of Marriage

On May 20th, 2000, my wife and I were married in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On that date, we had no idea what God had in store for us.  But God has blessed us tremendously.  Our friendship has strengthened, and we’ve added three wee ones to our humble family.  My wife is my best friend and the bonds or our friendship have only strengthened.  I cannot imagine life without my precious wife. 10 Marriage … [Read more...]

When Am I Financially Ready to Be Engaged?

Each Friday, I answer a reader’s question.  If you want to submit a question, you can contact me today.  Using the survey, a reader asked, “How should my finances look before getting engaged?” In a previous series, I outlined 5 essential financial choices for young people.  In that series, I was hoping to teach young people how to put themselves in a good financial position so they could … [Read more...]

101 Ways To Improve Your Marriage Money Relationship

  So here it is.  One big fat list on how to improve your marriage money relationship with your spouse.  Interestingly, many of those things listed do not directly relate to money.  But, if you can’t get together on all levels – spiritually, emotionally, and physically then it will be hard to connect financially.  When your entire relationship is healthy it will flow into your marriage money … [Read more...]

Smart Money Move, Marry Someone with a Clue about Money

A smart money move for young people is to make a decision to marry someone who has a clue about money. Here are the five things you can decide now to avoid YEARS of financial regret: Decide you will pay for and save for as much for college cost as possible. Decide to marry someone who has a clue about money. Decide to work during the summer if not during the school year. Decide to … [Read more...]

Investing in Your Marriage – A Great Rate of Return

Today I am celebrating nine years of marriage to a magnificent, Godly wife.  My wife is an extremely loving and selfless mother.  She is a kind and caring individual who continuously amazes me. I’m sure you did not come to this site just to read about my wife, but I wanted to express my love and appreciation to her before I continued. Divorces cost.  They cost emotionally.  They cost … [Read more...]