What Happens to My Money When I Die?

If you were to die tomorrow, do you know what happens to your money? What happens with your banks accounts, investments, retirement funds, and insurance policies? Trust me, no one likes to think or talk about their own death, but we all will die at some point (unless you’re an immortal vampire!).  And there’s nothing more loving you can do …

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Married, But Financial Roommates?

In my financial coaching practice, I’ve noticed a trendy lately. I’m encountering more and more married couples who are financial roommates. This means they’re keeping their finances completely separate. It’s not my imagination either. According to a recent study of the money habits of millennials by Bank of America, 28% of millennial couples say they keep their finances completely separate. …

Money & Communication in Relationships {PODCAST}

Does talking about money cause distress in your relationship? Communication and relationship coach, Erica Holston of Vine Life Coaching, is our special guest on this episode. She’ll be giving us tips to better talk to our significant others about money without fighting! Communication in Relationships Make Time by Slowing Down – We can get so busy with our lives with our careers, …

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Expensive Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Expensive Divorce Mistakes to Avoid Our hearts can hijack our common sense when it comes to personal finances. If you’re currently in the midst of a separation or divorce, you’re at an increased risk for making emotional money mistakes. Even splitting from a long term partner is extremely stressful, especially when you’re living together and financially entangled. I’ll talk about …

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Couples and Money: When Opposites Attract

Couples and Money: When Opposites Attract In love and money, we have a tendency to be attracted to someone who is our polar opposite. While this can be exciting, it also has the potential to be stressful. When your significant other wants to handle the joint finances differently, that’s when the money fights start! Is there a way to compromise …

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Can a Book Save Your Marriage?

Can a book save your marriage?  Maybe…  I was so blessed and humbled to receive the following review from one of the early readers of my book, Money is Emotional: Prevent Your Heart from Hijacking your Wallet. “Money is Emotional changed the financial temperature in my home. I began to give up hope on the idea of having a financial …

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Improve Your Relationship with Money

How do you improve your relationship with money? You may not have thought about it this way before, but we all have a relationship with our money. Whether it is a positive or negative one doesn’t depend on how much cash we have, but rather how we treat our money. Think of your relationships in your life right now with …

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Talking Money with Your Honey (Video)

Talking money with your honey can be stressful.  Most people are more embarrassed about getting financially naked with their partner than physically naked!  Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with your Honey by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar. (Available from Amazon) It is packed with tips and scripts for making money …