505: MONEY AND MARRIAGE: PART 6 — ESTATE PLANNING

“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones-the ones at home.” Mother Theresa

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Estate planning is difficult to talk about. Even the thought makes us face the reality that all of us will die someday. Because we are not able to predict when our time here on Earth will end, everyone must take the time to plan for what happens after they pass away.

When you are married, your death will not only affect your spouse, but also your children, extended family, finances and ultimately could impact them for many years to come.

503: MONEY AND MARRIAGE: PART 5 — PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” —Alan Lakein

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It’s no secret that nurturing your marriage is always a work in progress and that it takes time. Couples often forget that every couple has financial challenges no matter what their level of wealth may be. The fact of the matter is no matter how much you love your spouse, trying to manage your lives and plan for the future can be challenging.

The biggest struggle for most couples when it comes to planning their future is knowing how and where to start. In reality, that’s an easy question to answer!

502: FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SEX

“Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.” Anonymous

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When it comes to married couples communicating about their sex life it can be difficult to get started talking about it. 

This is because conversations about sex are not normalized. So many of us feel uncomfortable or maybe even worried that our spouse might not understand what we are talking about. 

501: MONEY AND MARRIAGE: PART 4 — SIDE HUSTLE

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” —Estee Lauder

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How would your family benefit from an extra $200, $500 or even $2,000 a month?

It does not matter if you are looking for a little extra cash, planning for a big vacation or wanting to see your bank balance be just a little bigger, the topic of having a “side hustle” may come up for you as a couple.