Bio: Elle Martinez started Couple Money because she needed it. Her and her husband’s views on debt, savings, and investing were completely different. Not finding the advice for couples they wanted they opened the conversation about money on their website Couple Money. As they shared their journey to dumping debt, other couples chime in on their wins, struggles, and advice. The mission of Couple Money is to help spouses stop fighting about money and start building a life they love together. Learn more and join them here: https://couplemoney.com/couple-money/
Show Description: Elle Martinez and I discuss how couples can build up a positive paradigm about money through meaningful conversations. We discuss honesty in starting conversations and setting priorities and demonstrating values to proactively create positive relationships.
1:00 – Meet Elle From Couple Money
2:30 – Judgment Free Zones
3:30 – Breaching The Money Topic
4:45 – Starting with Plans and Meanings
7:00 – Numbers Are Relative, Avoid Guilt, Teamwork, and Pace
8:48 – “What Do I Do First?”
10:15 – Money Dates?
14:00 – Hard Talks & Setting Norms For Communicating
18:00 – Spending Plan, Action Plan, Adjusting On The Fly
21:15 – $20 Date Challenge!
27:30 –Simplifying Life
“Simplify Your Life Enough So You Are Happy”
Talk with your significant other about your money
Set a regular meeting to go over spending and money goals with an accountability partner (Spouse if you’re married!)
Do a $20 date challenge! Find something fun and creative, see what each one of you can plan. Share a photo using #20Dollars or tag me Thefinancialginger and Elle Martinez of CoupleMoney
Contacts and Links from the Show
Tiller (W/Google Docs) (Honestly this one is SUPER cool. and I’ll be tinkering with it myself.)
52 frugal and fun dates https://couplemoney.com/frugal-fun/52-frugal-and-fun-date-ideas/
Velour Concert Hall in Provo https://www.facebook.com/VelourLive
CoupleMoney.com – Book for newly weds Jumpstart Your Marriage And Your Money