Couples and Money: How to Have the Money Talk

Couples and Money: How to Have the Money Talk

While finding a partner for life is by itself a significant challenge, basic money management is perhaps a bigger challenge to the institution of marriage itself. Just recently, my wife and I had one of our regularly scheduled “money talks” and we talked about our own money history. These talks really aren’t anything too fancy or intimidating, but they provide […]

The One Word Financial Wellness Challenge

The One Word Financial Wellness Challenge

Can one single word change your financial life and perhaps completely change your life story? Sound a little too simplistic? Before you dismiss the possibility that one single word can have transformational powers, ask yourself one question: Is my financial life just a little bit too complicated? If you answered ‘yes,’ I officially declare you normal and a card-carrying member of […]

The Three Ugly Faces of Debt Problems

The Three Ugly Faces of Debt Problems

I recently met with a couple in their early-40’s with two young children. I could feel the stress and tension enter the room before they even took a seat in my office. If you’ve ever been around friends that were obviously not getting along, you probably recognize that feeling as all positive energy exits the room the moment the couple […]