MTI128: Marriage and Money, with Couple Money’s Elle Martinez

Elle Martinez from Couple Money joins us to talk about the HOW of talking about money with your partner.

Elle says to avoid talking about numbers when you first start a conversation about money.

Instead, talk about your goals. The goals will lead you to the decisions you make about how money is spent and saved, which then leads into a discussion about the numbers.

She also says it’s healthy to go on Money Dates. Elle and her husband leave the kids with a baby sitter and go to a nice restaurant. They don’t whip out the budget but they do talk about what happened the previous month, where they are on their path to reaching their long and short term goals, and where they can make adjustments.

A hot topic between couples, and our panelists, is the role a financial advisor plays in a couple’s finances. When you do bring one in to the “relationship”? All that is discussed in this episode of the Money Tree Podcast.

Today’s episode is sponsored by BUZZ Index

 

 

 

 

Today’s guest, Elle Martinez:

Elle and her husband didn’t start out money-masters. They’ve learned how to manage it together. Now she writes and podcasts about personal finance for couples. You can find Couple Money here:

Website: http://couplemoneypodcast.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/couplemoney
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoupleMoney

Today’s Panelists

Joe Saul-Sehy | Stacking Benjamins
Linda P. Jones | Be Wealthy and Smart
Doug Goldstein | Rich as a King

For a quick bio of each of our show participants, head on over to our panelists page.

Send us your questions for a future Listener Letters episode

 

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