Oct 10, 2017
Brian Mayer talks about money and whether or not it should be
kept together or separate. More couples are deciding to keep
their accounts more separated. Especially for those coming
out of divorce, there is a lot of mistrust that has been built up
from past negative experiences regarding money. We will
tackle this and much more. We hope you enjoy today’s
message. For more information and additional resources please
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- More than 40% couples in the United States, have separate
accounts in addition to separate accounts. Other countries
have significant portions of the population that also like to keep
- Couples that choose to keep accounts together cite things like
unity, transparency, and increase communication as causes and
effects of keeping money more comingled.
- Couples that choose to keep accounts separated cite
independence, ease during emergencies, and convenience as
- What influences keeping accounts separate? Sometimes lack
of trust or complete differences in spending and saving habits will
fuel the separation.
- Brian discusses where he stands on the issue. He says
either together or separated is acceptable but each one takes lots
of communication and transparency.
- Make sure to ask lots of questions about spending habits.
A good start is a 6 question quiz at
- A free website called Mint
lets you input all of your accounts to quickly see all balances at
once, do budgets and much more. I have been using this
website for well over 5 years and highly recommend it to help
increase transparency among couples.
- All things Dave Ramsey. This guy is the guru when it
comes to no nonsense help with you money. Checkout Dave
Ramsay’s radio show here.
- He also has a great book called
The Total Money Makeover and a step by step program to help
turn your financial life around called
Financial Peace University.
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