Love & Money: How To Communicate About Finances In Your Relationship


Money challenges are the number one cause of relationship breakdown, yet most couples don’t have the tools to navigate them. They carry on simply hoping things will just work out. Unfortunately, hope is not a financial strategy. And even worse, relying on hope alone robs us of communicating and working together to create a thriving relationship and the financial foundation you need to make your dreams come true.

This week on Love Shack Live , Thursday, May 27th at 1 p.m., hosts Staci and Tom Bartley welcome Jeanne Gallagher, an advisor with Ameritas Investment, to join them for a conversation that will help listeners gain an understanding of how money works and the skills we need to share our true thoughts and feelings about money with our partners.

In this episode, they’re covering several key topics about how to communicate about finances in your relationship, including:

  • The common roadblocks that lead to lack of communication and how often they point back to finances.
  • How someone’s “disinterest” in finances can actually be a lack of knowledge.
  • Learning why having a budget is important, and how to reframe your belief about what budgeting actually means.
  • Exactly how to determine priorities of paying off debt and emergency fund savings before saving for retirement.
  • The method for creating a picture of retirement activates and cost planning.
  • Why it’s not too late to start saving, and why starting now is necessary.
  • How to create a fun monthly planning meeting to review your plan and make any changes you need to make.

Have questions about love and relationships? You can call in live during the show at 425-373-5527 or text your questions here: 601-207-0080.

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Tom and Staci have been teaching and mentoring individuals and couples from around the world for the past decade, on how to experience love for a lifetime. They are passionate about helping people lighten up a bit, so they can dismantle the many myths, lies, and taboos that take them nowhere good. Tom and Staci also believe the time has come to share the practical skills necessary that will empower us ALL to navigate through anything. Anything you ask? Yes, anything!
During the show text in with questions: 601-207-0080