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Marriage and money topics go hand in hand. These articles discuss how to manage your finances as a team. Also touches on family and wedding expenses.

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money and marriage

One Is Better Than Two

Two is better than one, the writer of Ecclesiastes tells us. And he’s right. But the best advice my wife and I received as newlyweds in regards to marriage and money was the opposite – a budget based on one income is better than two. The guidance was simple: create a budget as if only

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money and marriage

10 Principles for Handling Money in Marriage

Some alarming statistics I came across recently got me thinking about how handling fimnances well within a marriage is so important. For example, according to Dr.Phil.com, money is the number one problem in marriages and the number one cause of divorce. Jeffrey Dew’s paper titled Bank on it: Thrifty Couples are the Happiest, claims that

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The Best $50 I’ve Ever Spent

It was the spring of 2009 and I was feeling lonely. Just a year earlier, I had paid off the remaining balance on my student loan (becoming debt-free*), purchased my first home, was generally content at my full-time job and meeting new friends at a new church home. (*except for the house I just purchased). I really had all

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Are Your Financial Decisions Creating More or Less Stress?

Are you doing everything you can to reduce your expenses, but feel like your family is just trying to survive? Do you feel like you are encased in a water tank and you are just trying to keep your head above the water line? For a lot of our readers this visual description is a reality.

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Great Depression Series – Video #1 – Marriage Advice

My grandparents have had a huge financial impact on my life. Mainly for two reason, 1) they have been married for 71 years, and 2) they live frugal lifestyles because the impact that Great Depression has had on their life. They were married in 1941 (just at the tail end of the depression), and they

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