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Use Your Mind to Increase Savings by 73%

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Mar 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Have you ever really, really wanted something but then sloughed it off because the likelihood of saving the money to achieve it was super low? You may have just thrown away the possible.  How could I know this? For two reasons: research and client experience.

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Topics: Retailer Psychology, Money Habits, reduce debt, divorce document preparation, marriage, money coach, financial therapist, financial wellness, financial freedom

Are You Committing Financial Infidelity? You May be Surprised

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Mar 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Infidelity is a sizzling topic, and Financial Infidelity is new on the scenes. According to the research Financial Infidelity in Couple Relationships 2018 by Jeanfreau, Noguchi, Mong and Stadthagen, 27% of people admit to keeping a secret from their partner but 53% do keep a secret from their partner. Are they lying? OR, is what they’re doing just not considered infidelity in their minds?

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Topics: Retailer Psychology, Money Habits, reduce debt, divorce document preparation, marriage, money coach, financial therapist, financial wellness, financial freedom

4 Ways to Take Control of Your Over Shopping NOW

Posted by Carrie Rattle on Feb 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Do you impulsively shop…a lot? Do you use it for self-soothing, escape, or quality time with someone? The reason why you over shop is unique to you. How it impacts your life as you spiral out of control falls into several patterns that look like this:

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Topics: Retailer Psychology, Money Habits, reduce debt, divorce document preparation, marriage, money coach, financial therapist, financial wellness, financial freedom

Have You Had....THE MONEY TALK?

Posted by Carrie Rattle on May 27, 2019 9:23:00 AM

You know, where you sit down with your other half and bare all, or tell them that their money habits are driving you CRAZY?  Maybe one of you is a Saver, and the other a Spender.  The Saver thinks the Spender is out of control, while the Spender thinks the Saver is a tightwad. You sort of skirt the money talk to avoid confrontation and keep peace in the marriage. There's only one problem. You touch money just about every day. If issues don't get resolved they fester, and erode trust or patience. There is a better way!

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Topics: Money Talk, marriage, financial wellness, couples and money,, couples money therapy

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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