STARTING THE YEAR FINANCIALLY UNITED

STARTING THE YEAR FINANCIALLY UNITED Prior to ever doing an annual cash flow plan, I wouldn’t have believed how the process intensified intimate connection with my husband, Greg, or how at peace in my heart I would feel. There is a “heart skippity do da” that is experienced,  starting the year off with united intentions, […]

THE NEURO-CHEMISTRY OF A MONEY CONVERSATION

THE NEURO-CHEMISTRY OF A MONEY CONVERSATION   “How” we communicate can bring us closer together in a warm fuzzy kinda way or pull us apart with feelings of disconnection, separateness and heartfelt hurt. New research is now identifying communication behaviors that neuro-chemically bond or distance us. While the focus of this research was on leadership […]

TEN SMART REASONS TO CREATE MONEY VOWS WITH YOUR HONEY

TEN SMART REASONS TO CREATE MONEY VOWS WITH YOUR HONEY   Twenty-two years ago my husband + I created money vows that we said out loud to one another. Prior to that we kept our silent money expectations about our partnership in our heads (not recommended). When we took our marriage vows, I can honestly […]

HOW TO “TONE DOWN” MONEY CONVERSATIONS

HOW TO “TONE DOWN” MONEY CONVERSATIONS   I work with a lot of couples, helping them navigate the waters of money, marriage, and the mix of ours and mine. A large piece of our work together is getting both partners on the same financial page, with a united vision for how they want to move […]

ARE YOU MISSING THE GLOW IN YOUR “LOVE | MONEY” RELATIONSHIP?

AN INTERVIEW WITH RELATIONSHIP ARTIST, SARA BUNCE   GLOW you say? When was the last time you noticed if it was missing? Recently, I had the opportunity and pleasure to interview Relationship Therapist, Sara Bunce, MFT. Sara specializes in working with couples and complex relationship dynamics. I call her a “Relationship Artist.” Her work is […]

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TALKING ABOUT MONEY

TALKING ABOUT MONEY             Talking about money? I must say this is an art and a bit of a science too. Talking about money in a way that is good for both my husband and I took time, patience, practice, and stick-to-it-iveness. I find in working with couples, talking about […]

THE TRUE COST OF MONEY CONFLICTS

MONEY CONFLICTS   Have you ever wondered what the cost is to not being on the same page with your partner financially? In my own marriage, it not only cost us actual dollars…we paid quite a sum for the wedge our differing money attitudes created in our relationship. There was added stress about the practical […]

Couples and Money | Getting on the Same Financial Page With Your Partner

COUPLES AND MONEY   Making money work in marriage is difficult for couples. Most of us aren’t prepared going into marriage, with the know how to bridge differing money attitudes with our partner. We may not know how to negotiate or prioritize expenses, apply basic financial principles to our lives, or work as a united […]