Tag Archive: financial intimacy

May 10

Should married couples have joint or separate accounts?

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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

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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

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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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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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