Category Archives: Finances

How to Deal with Financial Stress in Marriage

According to a study by SunTrust, finances are the number one reason to cause stress in a marriage. Another study by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysis makes money issues the third leading cause (22%) of all divorces. Disappointment, frustration, and surprise fill up your life. Nerves wear thin, and your perspective becomes utterly chaotic.…

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Exploring Financial Infidelity in Relationships

Couples argue more about money than any other topic. Money issues and financial stress are the cause of insecurity, strife and problems in relationships. The way individuals react to the stress of debt, collections or financial insecurity can vary. Some people are motivated to work harder, to earn more; others will take huge and unwise…

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Roadmap to Building Financial Literacy in Your Marriage

How should couples start the conversation about shared financial goals? I like to start with a question – “what’s your first memory of money?”  It’s amazing to see the range of emotions that arise from this simple question.  Oftentimes people are fighting old battles of their parents and carrying around emotional baggage that doesn’t even…

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Finance In Marriage, From The Bible –  3 Steps To Financial Faithfulness

Financial faithfulness is the practice of recognising that essentially everything belongs to God, and that money is not the route to happiness. By practising financial faithfulness, you can easily manage your finances in your marriage according to the bible and achieve a faithful, happy life and a solid marriage.  One that is free from conflict…

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6 Tips for Financial Planning for Married Couples

Financial planning really should be a priority for all couples as soon as they return from their honeymoon. Marriage not only changes their financial situation but also their financial outlook.   There are a lot of financial considerations that a newly married couple will need to consider- bank accounts, bills, spending money, buying property, planning…

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Money and Marriage – How to Split Finances

Ever wondered how to split your money in the marriage? Couples approach their finances in different ways. Some pile it all together and have a shared fund out of which everything is bought. Some don’t do that, but keep separate accounts and share only the expenses such as the rent or family holidays. If you…

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4 Crucial Tips for Money and Marriage – How Not to Mess up Either

When you just walked down the aisle in the most romantic mood you’ll ever be in, the last thing on your mind was money and marriage tips. However, you might be surprised how soon this will become the major topic in your new household. The wedding itself (read – the insane expenses that were meant…

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Money and Marriage – What is God’s Way of Doing Things?

More and more newlyweds look for God’s way of approaching marriage and money. The reason is simple – religion is something that persevered centuries and numerous social and political regimes. All changes, but religious principles remain the same, although made increasingly approachable to the general public. Why? Because religion bears values that are universal and…

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4 Classic Quotes on Money and Marriage and Why You Should Listen to Them

If you’re married, you probably heard a lot of quotes on money and marriage, some funny, some bitter, but most rarely taken seriously. However, although love shouldn’t have to meddle with finances, the reality is that in marriage, money is a part of your mutual life. So, here are a few quotes on marriage and…

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Money in Marriage – Take a Biblical Approach

A biblical approach to money in marriage can make the perfect sense for couples. Old wisdom found in the Bible lasted for centuries because it proposes universal values that surpass social changes and shifts in opinions. So, when uncertain about how to approach your finances in a marriage, or just in a need for an…

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Top 5 Ways to Keep Financial Issues from Destroying Your Marriage

Even the strongest of relationships can be derailed and head towards doom due to the financial crisis. It is true money plays a major role when it comes to being satisfied in a relationship. Men enjoy the increased self-esteem that comes with financial stability whereas women see money as a sign of security and stability.…

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Finances in Marriage – A 21st Century Approach

Though marriage is the oldest social institution and provides a foundation on which our civilization is built, it is a social construct that has been in a state of constant evolution.  Originally, the custom of marriage was not emotionally based at all. Love had nothing to do with it, so to speak. It was a…

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