Wealth Beyond Riches

Effective Strategies for Budgeting as a Couple (Ep. 5)

January 24, 2024 Abbey Henderson, CFP®
Wealth Beyond Riches
Effective Strategies for Budgeting as a Couple (Ep. 5)
Show Notes

Money is often considered a taboo topic in many relationships, but avoiding it can lead to unnecessary stress and misunderstanding. 

That’s why it’s important to be organized and have positive and intentional money conversations with your significant other.

What strategies do we have for this? Is creating a budget as difficult as it seems?

In this episode, Abbey Henderson explores the topic of budgeting for couples and the importance of positive and intentional money conversations with your significant other. She dives into setting respectful "Playground Rules" for financial discussions, aligning values and visions to manage money joyfully, and navigating conflicts with understanding and effective communication. Additionally, Abbey also introduces practical budgeting tools to help you in your financial journey.

Abbey discusses: 

  • How to start a conversation with positivity and appreciation to set a good tone for a budgeting discussion
  • How to ensure that a budget reflects the couple’s shared values and long-term vision
  • How to address differences in spending priorities and the importance of acknowledging each other’s point of view
  • How to decide on a financial structure that works for the couple
  • The importance of using technology to track expenses, including recommendations for budgeting apps and the need for consistent tracking
  • Automating financial tasks and habit stacking to make tracking expenses a more consistent practice
  • And more!


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