Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I know not everyone is a huge fan of the holiday as it has become overly commercialized, but I cannot help enjoy a day that celebrates love. Of course, I believe we should show our love every day, although I didn’t mind receiving a few extra hugs and kisses from the girls today either.
This week I shared with you Couples Financial Therapy: 4 Keys to a Happy Marriage just in time for Valentine’s Day. Nothing is more romantic than having a financially strong and happy marriage! Open communication is a must and keeping money secrets does more harm than good. It may feel awkward initiating the conversation but it gets easier. Eventually, you will look forward to those talks and seeing your progression against your shared goals.
A Few Good Reads
Here are my favorite posts from this past week! Enjoy!
Shannon from Financially Blonde (and no, she’s not my twin sister!) recommended 5 financial facts you should share with the one you love as part of her Music Mondays: Open Your Heart series. We’re on the same wavelength when it comes to the importance of open communication with loved ones. Anthony over at Thrifty Dad also shared The Secrets to a Financially Happy Marriage. I love his philosophy that the couple who saves together, stays together.
Michelle at Making Sense of Cents shared The Reasons Why You’re Still in Debt. Debt can be a slippery slope for many of us, and Michelle shares some of the common reasons why we keep sliding down that slope.
Liz from Budgeting for More asked Are You a Personal Finance Olympian? She shared what olympic athletes taught her when it comes to building a strong financial foundation for her family.
Catherine at Plunged in Debt shared her plans to teach her daughter about credit cards in Kids and Credit. Kids grow up thinking those cards are magical and a symbol of adulthood and freedom. Like Catherine, I want to make sure my girls know how to use them wisely when they leave home too.
Kali had a great post at LBee and The Money Tree on What Holds You Back from Your Financial Goals. Kali shared how our emotions and mindset can make us our own worst enemy when it comes to achieving our financial goals and building wealth.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s day and weekend!
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