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11 Dangerous Financial Mistakes Couples Make

On this episode of the Money-Guy Show, we’re talking about eleven of the most common — and dangerous — financial mistakes we see couples make.

Do you and your other half function as a team? If you’re the financially dominant one, do you include your spouse in all financial decisions? Does your spouse understand why you make those decisions?

We’re covering these topics and more as we dive deeper into how couples can successfully manage their financial lives together.

As always, we want to thank you for being a Money-Guy listener. By day, we’re fee-only financial planners, and there’s nothing we love more than taking the relationship we have with our listeners to the next level. If you could use a Money-Guy on your side, please get in touch! Drop us a line at brian [at] or bo [at] We look forward to hearing from you.

Let’s jump into the show!

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Why you can have too many financial accounts
  • How you and your spouse can work together as a financial team
  • The critical reason you need to include your spouse in all financial decisions you make
  • How to avoid the painful mistake of not saving enough for retirement
  • Why (and when) having too much cash can be a bad thing
  • How to make sure your spouse has a voice in family financial matters
  • Why you must diversify your taxes and assets to protect yourself against market volatility
  • The legal issues behind co-mingling inherited assets
  • Why you shouldn’t invest in something your spouse doesn’t understand
  • The importance of knowing your financial advisor’s business model
  • The powerful concept of “free” and how taking advantage gets you ahead financially

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