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Money and Marriage By Age: The Secret to a Happy Marriage

September 13, 2019

Money and marriage: can they coexist in harmony? Money can play a huge role in the overall happiness and success of your marriage. Taking time to consider the way you handle finances as a couple today can make all the difference in the long-run.

We’re going to walk you through signs of financial success and traps to avoid at every phase of marriage from Newlyweds to Empty Nesters.

Stages covered in today’s episode:

  • Newlyweds (1-5 years)
    • How much you should spend without talking to your spouse
    • How to reframe your financial goals to include each other
    • Financial tools every newlywed should know about
  • 7 Year Itch (6-10 years)
    • How kids play into your overall success in marriage
    • How to protect the financial success you’ve achieved so far
    • Why valuing your financial roles can make or break your marriage
  • Catching Your Stride (10-20 years)
    • Why this is the stage where a lot of couples can “come up for air”
    • Why this is NOT the time to “keep up with the Joneses”
    • How to tell if you and your spouse are on track to financial success
  • Empty Nesters (21-40 years)
    • Why this stage should be something to celebrate
    • How to adjust your mindset to protect your marriage and your net worth
    • Why this is not the time for financial risk

Resources and research from today’s show:

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