Money and Marriage – How To Get And Stay On The Same Track and $999.99 Giveaway

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There are many decisions to consider and much give and take that is needed to make a successful and long lasting marriage. You may have different needs and desires and goals for your life. You both made or will make adjustments to your thoughts, words, beliefs and actions to accommodate the other. Perhaps she wants to live in an elegant older home but he won’t put up with the many repairs and remodeling tasks needed to make it actually livable. Money Tips

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25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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But the truth is, we have the money. And while I don’t like parting with our money, I am grateful that this repair won’t send us into financial distress. 2 – Decide where to put the money. You never know when you will need this money.

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Find out How Drew & Farrah Paid off $200k of debt, including their HOME

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We obviously love Dave Ramsey and financial teachings so we help to teach those classes at our church one night a week. ACTUAL MONEY PUT TOWARDS DEBT OVER 5 YEARS (because of interest during the 5 years) – $200,000. Once we got married we realized we have great jobs and a great income, but where is all the money going? We looked around and saw people making 4x what we made, but they were upside down too… So we said there has to be a better way.

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How to Make Good Financial Decisions

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To get ahead in life, you need to make more good decisions than bad. Good decisions can result in your ability to get a better job, make more money, save more money, invest for gain and other steps that help you end up in financial plus land. How does one go about making more good decisions than bad ones? Decision making must be done based on the present and your vision of the future. More thinking, less feeling.

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25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

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But the truth is, we have the money. And while I don’t like parting with our money, I am grateful that this repair won’t send us into financial distress. Dave Ramsey suggests in his book, The Total Money Makeover , that you create a starter emergency fund of $1000. Being self-employed, we have a higher starter fund on hand and when we pay off our non-mortgage debt, we will save to at least 6 months expenses and maybe even more.