Finance Tip of The Bi-Week – Love & Money Part #1

Love & Money – Part #1

They say most couples fight about Money & Sex. I’m not about to give out any sex advice just yet, but I have lots to share about money.

When my wife and I first got married we agreed that other than gas and groceries, we wouldn’t buy anything over a certain amount without consulting the other first. It forces you to discipline yourselves to work as a couple instead of making financial decisions alone.

It’s best to not buy the item if the other says no. If you disagree than you discuss it later and reassess. Our rule was that if the other said no, then the purchase would not be made. It’s not what most people want to hear, but it works if you’re willing to have integrity and work at it.

The act of saying no to yourself when you really want something is a real act of love. What’s more important the relationship or that trinket you just have to have?

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