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HOW TO DEAL WITH FINANCIAL STRESS IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

 

We all agree that Money can add a lot of stress in your relationship so here you have three tips for dealing with the Money Stress, and you can start implementing them today!

 

1. Set a common vision

We said it in previous episodes, and we will continue repeating it until it gets stuck in your mind. You need to set a vision.  That’s your north, the reason why you wake up in the morning. It doesn’t need to be a fancy mission statement, but it has to involve both of you.  For us, our core values are Family and freedom, so our vision is having a life full of quality time for our family and a lot of freedom. This vision is so clear in our minds and our souls that it gives us the fuel to make it through any challenge in your life. Set a vision and dream it together, talk about it every day, wake up in the morning and remember it.  So you both know why you are doing what you're doing.

 

2.  Be positive!

I know, being positive is very hard...

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6 MONEY MISTAKES COUPLES MAKE

We all make mistakes in our lives, and we make them for different reasons like lack of knowledge or lack of resources. But the main reason is being scared… scared of facing the ugly truth.

We are so scared of looking at our finances that we start avoiding it and making a bunch of bad decisions. 

These bad decisions will turn into big mistakes and sooner or later it will affect the loving relationship you have with your partner. And if you do nothing to repair it... All the trust, respect, commitment and LOVE will disappear.

                             

We don’t want it to happen to you! So pay attention to these 6 money mistakes that you have to avoid

  1. Keeping Secrets, or even worst… lying! about your spendings.

    Honesty is the key to a loving relationship. And if you really can’t control your compulsive spendings, say it!! Talk about it with your partner so together you...
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WHAT'S A MONEY DATE?

 

You might hear us talking about having money dates, but what exactly does it mean?

Basically, a money date is the time of the month in where you plan and get ready for the next month’s expenses.

Some bills are the same every month, but there are a lot of variable expenses like birthdays, weddings, Christmas and some less fun like taxes.

Some months you will spend very little and some others you will spend a lot. So you have to get ready… how? Having a monthly money date to go through all the expenses and incomes you will be generating the upcoming month. So we avoid surprises!!

We know, money is already a complicated topic and you don’t want to have a big fight every month…

                             

So this is what we do!! We make it a real date, we prepare special food, we drink something special too, and we dress nice.

You don’t have to spend extra money on it,...

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HOW TO STOP FIGHTING OVER MONEY?

 

 

Let’s be real, when you had a hard day at work and came home tired and hungry the last thing you want to talk about is Debt, Bills, Money… you just want to turn on the TV and relax.

But let me tell you, sooner or later you will have to have the “talk,” and I can promise you, it will not end up very nicely.

Well, what would you say if we tell you that you can talk about money without fighting? Yes, it is possible... we talk about money every single day, and in our many years together we have never fight. Yes, we have disagreements, and it is not easy to keep it cool when you are overwhelmed with bills to pay, a job you hate, and kids screaming in the background all the time.

The key to stopping fighting is to have a firm purpose, a unified goal… so every conversation and decision will be towards that goal.

Here are 3 steps to set your minds to a common goal:

1. SHARE YOUR DREAMS.

Imagine money would not be the problem, what would you...

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