Category Archive: Finances

May 10

Should married couples have joint or separate accounts?


Ask Marie? Should married couples have joint or separate accounts?     With money fights and money problems being one of the main causes of divorce, I advocate for couples to have joint accounts 99.9% of the time. There is a saying if you follow the money, you will find the trail. Money can break a …

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Mar 16

Mine, Yours and Ours, 3 Tips for Financial Unity in Marriage


You know when you walked down the aisle marriage meant forever. However, many couples do not reconcile their checkbooks. Money issues  and problems are the # 1 cause for marital discord. Financial issues in marriage go beyond the checkbook. Couples have separate  and secrets accounts. There are spouses who spend money out of boredom, out …

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Dec 08

3 Tips to Resolve Money Issues in Your Relationship


In my work with couples I see that most spouses want to have a great marriage. The issue is they don’t know how to create the great marriage that they desperately desire. One of the main reasons couples are having a hard time in their marriages is due to dancing a dance of fear. Love …

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Nov 14

3 Reasons You Should Get Regular Maintenance in Your Marriage


I was talking to a close friend who leads a marriage group in her church. She was expressing some frustration due to lack of participation she is experienced from many married couples in her church. The sad part of this discussion many of these couples are on the verge of divorce, but they refused to …

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Nov 07

6 Tips That Will Help Strengthen Your Marriage During the Holiday Season


The holiday season is around the corner. It is an exciting and joyous time. However, for some couples the holiday season is nothing but stress. With traveling, visiting families, spending money, many married couples struggle instead of rejoicing. Delicious turkey and silver bells turn into arguments, pointing fingers and a Christmas bill that sneaks into …

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Sep 26

The ONE Conversation Every Couple Should Have

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One of the first questions I ask to couples who engage in counseling for financial unity is “Did you discuss finances prior to marriage?” Surprisingly, many married couples never had an in-depth discussion about their finances prior to marriage. In many marriages, a conversation about finances never enters the equation until there is financial problem. …

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Aug 08

Is Your Work or Calling Destroying the Viability of Your Marriage?

Jenifer Correa FCC

I was having a conversation with my husband and he mentioned to me that recently he has encountered many spouses who are placing their marriages at risk. He proceeded to tell that he would never sacrifice the health of our marriage for anything. Needless to say, once again, I felt grateful that God has blessed …

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