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4 Things to Honestly Talk About Before You Buy a Home Together

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Feb 12, 2019 8:10:00 AM

“No surprises” is the mantra I highly recommend for any two people wanting to buy a home together. It may be your next home after outgrowing the one you’re in. It might be your first home now that you’re newly married. Maybe you’re just trying out this couple thing and are willing to share an asset. Regardless, when it comes to getting a mortgage, here are 4 things that even married couples are sometimes surprised about – when it’s almost too late.

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Topics: savings, money selfcare, reduce debt, divorce and finances, marriage, home buying, real estate

The Raw Effect Of Money Secrets On Love & Marriage

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Feb 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Many couples don’t want to talk about money. The reasons run from “It will ruin the romance” to “I don’t want to rock the boat”. Love and marriage are perceived as pure, hopeful, and precious – and money is often considered dirty, callous, or controversial. Here is why this thinking is completely wrong, and how your love is already in trouble if you think this way.

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Topics: money selfcare, reduce debt, marriage

Are You Tying the Knot for the Second (or third) Time?

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Dec 19, 2018 5:19:35 PM

“I wish I discussed finances before I got married last time.” Sound familiar?

Did you know past statistics have shown that in the U.S. approximately 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce?* Not surprisingly, a major cause of divorce in marriages is money. *

 You’ve found that special someone (again) but, you’re still trying to figure out how you talk about the “M” word without ruining the romance. You know it's smart to work together, but where do you start? Building a solid foundation of communication and partnership around managing your money is crucial to lifelong intimacy, trust, and success in a marriage. 

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Topics: personal finance, money anxiety, divorce and finances, marriage

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