My money vs our money

My money vs our money

"Make sure you don't have to depend on no man!" "As a man, it is my duty to provide for my family" "Finance is one of the top reasons why couples decide to divorce"... With so many conflicting messages thrown at us throughout life, is it any wonder that so many of us struggle to be financially compatible with our spouse when we get married?...

I’ll pay for your debt

I’ll pay for your debt

I felt so embarrassed to be telling my husband (boyfriend at the time) that I was in debt... Let's be real, there are certain conversations that we'd just rather not have for fear of exposing our vulnerabilities and ruining the perception that this person has of us. The newness of a relationship is like buying a new car - we notice all the beautiful things about it and we can't wait to take to the road! But as soon as a warning light comes on that signals an issue, then we have to find out what is causing the problem. This is usually a hidden issue, and one that we wouldn't have seen just by looking at the car...