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Saturday, July 23, 2011

~Best Marriage Advice Regarding Finances~

Be honest with your spouse regarding your finances!

Hands down, this is a huge problem with marriages. Save yourself a lot of heartache & sadness by getting on the same financial page as your spouse. Sit down and discuss your budget. Purposely spend the money as a team, not as individuals. Make sure your spouse knows about your purchases in advance.
Be sure to not commit "financial infidelity". Safe guard your marriage by getting your finances in order. Finances don't have to be so stressful (no matter how little money you make). Yes, there will be compromises. There may even be disagreements. Taking time to talk through it, pray about it and work together to find a solution is key to success.
Have a plan and know exactly what money is coming and going. Set your goals TOGETHER and try to not lose focus on the prize. I've found that it is good to have both short term and long term goals. Having a plan and being a team is an awesome feeling!

*Celebrating 10 years of marriage in Mexico :)

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart"
~Psalm 37:4

In His Grace~

1 comment:

Kendall said...

GREAT advice! I grew up with parents who were not on the same page financially. I can't tell you how many times I heard "don't tell your dad we went shopping". It has caused a lot of tension in their marriage, and this is a lesson I have learned from watching it happen. Thanks for this!

ps-found you on SUYL Kelly's Korner!