28 minutes | Apr 10, 2014

Eye To Eye: Better Conversations on Money and Marriage with Derek and Carrie Olsen Ep. 010

Seeing eye to eye with your partner on money doesn't just happen. (Tweet this) What does a married couple do when one partner has decided to spend some time in the finance dept and the other partner isn't convinced? Or worse, feels attacked and gets offended? In this episode we explore how to bring up the money talk with your partner. When you are the one about to bring up money, first off, good for you! You might be excited about all the possibilities of a better financial future, that's great! Let's make sure that you don't hit your partner over the head with your excitement. Your partner might mistake your excitement as an act of aggression. Slowing down and approaching your partner well will make the conversation go smooth.   On the other hand, you might be less than excited to bring up the money talk. You might not like what you see on your bank statement. You might be scared of your partner's reaction. This causes some people to keep it all to themselves. This can be a lonely place to worry about money. In either case, it is important that you do think about how to bring up the money talk and do it.  Seeing eye-to-eye in the finance department could take months or even years and that’s okay. Make progress in the meantime. Listen to this episode to learn more about how to be on the receiving end of the money talk. Do you and your partner see eye-to-eye in the finance department? Join us this May for the Money and Marriage Webinar Series If you have been enjoying The Better Conversations Podcast, we would love to hear from you. Consider leaving a review and a rating on iTunes. Introductionist: Jon White from JW Financial Coaching JW’s Financial Coaching Mission Statement: “To provide financial education by sharing information and injecting hope that is biblically based to everyone who asks from the rich to the poor, with the heart of a teacher.”  
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