Spenders and Savers: How to Budget as a Couple

Spenders and Savers: How to Budget as a Couple

It’s time to destroy a common money myth: Being a natural saver is the only way to be successful with money. Why is this myth hurtful? For one, it can make natural spenders feel like they don’t have a chance to get ahead with money. The truth is, both spenders and savers have their own strengths and challenges. Neither one is better.

Still, when you come together as a couple to start hitting goals and building budgets together, those challenges might feel impossible to get past. They aren’t! No matter if you’re two spenders, two savers, or one of each, you can budget together (and do it well)! Let’s talk about how to make that happen.

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The Monthly Budget Date: How to Talk About Money With Your Spouse

The Monthly Budget Date: How to Talk About Money With Your Spouse

Ever experience one of those moments in marriage that really catches you off guard? The moment when the person you’re most comfortable with sets your heart aflutter even though you know them so well. And out of nowhere you get sweaty palms and your words don’t come out right.

Oh yes, you’ve got butterflies—the budgeting butterflies. Do you ever get those? There’s a nervous excitement that happens when talking about money with your spouse. And hey, that’s normal.

Still, we think it’s worth pushing through the awkwardness. A recent study found that couples are happier when they discuss money on a regular basis.¹

One of the best ways to make budgeting a normal topic of conversation in your home is to incorporate it into a date night. We’ll show you how!

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4 Tips to Avoid Money Fights

4 Tips to Avoid Money Fights

Sometimes budgeting in a marriage can feel like a game of tug-of-war.

You want one thing and your spouse wants another. If you pull against each other, both of you—and your money—could end up in a tangled pile. And that won’t get you anywhere financially. In order to succeed with money, you both need to get on the same side of that rope.

It starts with you and your spouse understanding each other’s views about money. When you know what the other person wants and work together toward those goals, your money conversations change. You fight less. You smile more. You trust each other on a new level.

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