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What 5 years of Marriage Taught Me about Couples' Finance

It was a little over 5 years ago this month that Paul and I sat down for our first marriage counseling session with our preacher. Several of the sessions had been over the phone because we live in Houston and the preacher was in my childhood…
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Money Questions to Rev Up Your Daily Dialogue with Your Partner

Are you having trouble with how to talk to your partner about money? It's a common problem. Don't fret - I've got a really fun way to break the money ice and get the dialogue started. One of my closest friends–the kind you do staring contests…
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Dealing with the Financial Friction in Our Marriage Yielded Surprising Results

Yes, even financial geeks like myself can have money issues in marriage! Let me talk about ours, and a surprise way we fixed it that can help you out, too. I want to share a story with you to show that the best planned financial systems for…

What are Your Thanksgiving Plans? It’s Off to Austria For Us

Remember when we had our bags packed and were ready to go to Europe to honeymoon for two weeks? We were like those two kids on the Disney commercial who pack their bags late at night in anticipation of the magic to come. Well, several days before…
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Liquidate Your Past and Invest in Your Future

Please note: If you are my ex and are reading this, then it is not your jewelry I pawned (haha!)! Ever since being engaged (we are E+ two weeks now, as my fiancée likes to keep track of time after the big day), I have had this consuming…

How to Save Money on Your Wedding—Part II

Check Out: How to Save Money on Your Wedding Part I.   Our wedding was on April 17, 2010, and we were thrilled with the results. Here are some additional ways we have managed to save money on our wedding (remember from the first article…