Couples + Money

Money Mocha 5 - Making a Money Decision

The true story of how I hyperventilated at the car dealership Yes, I hyperventilate in some big ticket money decisions…like this one. “Good car, good car,” I said, patting the dashboard of our electric Nissan Leaf. Our little family is so grateful for this car. It reduces our carbon footprint — and shows our son how fun and cool that can be! It gives us tons more freedom than when we only had one car. And it runs like a…

October 25, 2017
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Why is money so stressful and sticky in our love relationships? Bari, we can talk about anything — sex, politics, vaccinations, religion — but we can’t get on the same page about money. We either fight about it … or don’t talk about it at all. I can’t tell you how many couples have told me some version of that, over the last 16 years. And study after study shows: money is the #1 source of stress in intimate relationships.…

October 21, 2017
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A couple months ago, my husband, Forest, and I had an epic, 24-hour Money Date. If you’re new ‘round here, a Money Date is simply a time you set aside to put some love and attention on your money relationship — on a practical, emotional, psychological, and/or spiritual level. You might have smaller, 30-minute Money Dates once a week to pay your bills (while nibbling some dark chocolate) … and have larger ones monthly or quarterly. We knew we were…

September 18, 2017
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