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Build Your Marriage and Wealth Together Elle Martinez from Couple Money discusses how to build your net worth and your marriage by helping you create a financial system that works for both of you. Each episode will tackle a topic that couples deal with such as paying off debt faster, saving for the future while still enjoying today, how to invest smarter, and retiring early.

Build Your Marriage and Wealth Together Elle Martinez from Couple Money discusses how to build your net worth and your marriage by helping you create a financial system that works for both of you. Each episode will tackle a topic that couples deal with such as paying off debt faster, saving for the future while still enjoying today, how to invest smarter, and retiring early.
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Raleigh, NC

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Build Your Marriage and Wealth Together Elle Martinez from Couple Money discusses how to build your net worth and your marriage by helping you create a financial system that works for both of you. Each episode will tackle a topic that couples deal with such as paying off debt faster, saving for the future while still enjoying today, how to invest smarter, and retiring early.

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English


Episodes

How To Dump Debt Before The Year Wraps Up

8/29/2019
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Today we’re looking at how you can knock out a debt or two before this year wraps up! Knock Out a Debt Quickly Who doesn’t want to unload a debt before this year wraps up? Paying off debt is usually one of the top three goals people make for the year, but struggle to achieve. That’s not going to happen with you. I want you to make some headway with your debt-free goals which why we’re finishing up with season with a call to action – we’re going to knock out debt. Of course, to do this...

Duration:00:17:14

Best Plans to Pay for Your Kids’ College Expenses

8/22/2019
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No parent wants their kids to go deep in debt, but whether it’s college or trade school, education can be pricey. Learn what options are available and how to best save up for your kid’s college expenses! Paying for Your Kid’s Education and College Expenses With student loans seeming like a weight on many college grads, I think most parents who kids are thinking about either college, trade school, or vocational schools are trying to find ways to ease the burden. And the advice typically...

Duration:00:22:32

How to Talk with Your Parents About Their Finances

8/8/2019
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Learn how you can talk to your parents about money, their retirement, and beyond with less stress! Helping Your Parents Prepare for Retirement and Beyond We talk about how to discuss money as a couple and make those conversations less stressful. And I hope you two feel more relaxed when you’re talking about your goals and finances. I also know that just because you two can talk about money, doesn’t mean that you’re cool with those money chats with everyone. Especially when it comes to...

Duration:00:27:41

Best Mortgage Tips for Home Buyers

8/1/2019
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When you’re buying a house, there is a ton of paperwork and terminology thrown at you. Today we’re going to decipher and explain all the essentials you need to know to get a great deal on your mortgage! Getting a Great Mortgage When Buying a House Even if you’re excited and ready to buy a house, it can still be stressful. Last week I mentioned that my mom is moving into the Raleigh area after getting a job offer. She’s getting all that paperwork done for work and keeping her current...

Duration:00:19:29

House Hunters: Home Buying Tips for Finding Your Dream House

7/25/2019
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Today we’re going over home buying tips so you can snag a great deal on your dream house! What You Need to Know About Buying a House This summer is wrapping up, but things are about to get busier for us. My mom was recently offered a job in the area and so she’s asked me to help her with buying a house. The problem is that here in the Raleigh/Triangle area, it’s very much a seller’s market. Since we bought our house three years ago, prices have gone up on homes. The median price of...

Duration:00:18:58

How to Automate Your Money: A Guide for Busy Couples

7/11/2019
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How do you feel about managing money? Is it something you enjoy doing or do you see paying the bills, knocking out debt, saving for your future, etc. a bit much? When we were first married it was honestly a little overwhelming. We had the bills to pay, a car loan, and eventually student loans that were going to come due. The idea of getting a financial system seemed complicated. The good news is it wasn’t. With a little organization so we had our acct info in front of us. It was a one...

Duration:00:18:09

Reaching Financial Independence With Kids

7/6/2019
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With the FIRE (financial independence/retire early) movement growing, many families are wondering if it's an option for them. Today we look at the key numbers parents need to consider when pursuing financial independence while raising kids! What choices do we need to make as a family now to become financially independent? Helping me to dig into this is Jonah Kaufman. He’s a financial advisor at Coastal Wealth Management. And while he’s not here for specific financial advice – that’s...

Duration:00:20:19

Simplify and Enjoy Preview: How to Manage Your Money as a Busy Family

7/3/2019
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Looking to raise kids while pursuing financial independence? Here are some tips from Simplify and Enjoy to help you reach your goals and enjoy the journey! How to Simplify Your Finances and Enjoy Your Family As I mentioned in the last episode, this week is going to be a bit different. I’m going on vacation with my family soon but I wanted to leave you with some bonuses. As you already heard, I started a new podcast – Simplify and Enjoy. While here on Couple Money we talk about getting on...

Duration:00:24:09

Mastering Your 401(k): Finding the Best Investment Options for You

6/27/2019
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Want to get the most out of your 401(k)? Learn the key guidelines on how you can choose the best investment options for you! Want to get the most out of your 401(k)? Learn the key guidelines on how you can choose the best investment options for you! Making the Most of Your 401(k) Chances are if you’re investing for your retirement, the bulk of that money is stashed away in your 401(k). For those whose employers offer them, they’re an easy option to sign up for and contribute...

Duration:00:17:48

Financial Planning: How Are We Doing With Money?

6/20/2019
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Today we’re talking about how you two can really review the big picture and make sure you hit YOUR big money goals! Financial Check-ups The first half of this year is about over, so how are you guys doing right now? It’s funny how time seems to speed up and slow down. Looking back we have had some big ups and downs in the past four or so weeks, both financially and in our lives. Last month our adorable cat had some seisures and other issues and in a span of week – if that – he went from...

Duration:00:24:22

Car Buying Tips: Getting the Best Deals on Car Loans

6/13/2019
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Today we’re going to show you how to get the best deal when buying a car! What You Need to Know About Car Loans Cars and car payments are a way of life for many couples. According to the latest data I could find, there’s a record 2.5 million auto loans originated. Average monthly payments for new vehicles are $530 for new vehicles and for used cars, it’s around $381. That’s certainly a big chunk of their budget going to cars. We’re a bit different. Once we paid off our car loan with...

Duration:00:30:56

How to Double Your Savings Rate

6/6/2019
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Double Your Savings This week in the community newsletter I asked a question – can you really save half your income? Think about that for a second. Why is this important? Whether you’re paying off debt, saving up to buy a house, start family, travel, or invest more for your future – all of these goals have something in common. They need money. How much you save of your income can have an incredible impact on how fast you reach your big financial goals. Now unless you have a stash of...

Duration:00:22:46

Wedding Budget Tips: How to Plan, Save, and Pay for Your Special Day

5/30/2019
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Wedding planner Megan Gillikin as plenty of insider tips to help you plan a fantastic wedding (and still stick to your budget)! Even though it’s about 13 years ago, I remember being stressed at times when planning our wedding. Just like we heard at the top of the show, as soon as you announce your engagement it can feel like you’re being swarmed with questions about the big day. But as much as your loved ones mean well, it can be easy to forget how personal this is. For some, it’s...

Duration:00:30:26

How to Talk to Your Spouse About Money

5/23/2019
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Need to talk about money, but worried about starting a fight? Learn easy and stressless ways you two can have the money talk and get on the same page with your finances! How to Talk About Money (without Starting a Fight) While it makes for good TV drama, finding out your spouse has been hiding massive debt is so not the way to start talking about money. But how do you do that – how do you start talking about money? Certified Financial Planner and NY Times best-selling author Carl...

Duration:00:24:35

How to Reset Your Money with a Financial Spring Cleaning

4/5/2019
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Need to reset your money? Learn how to do some spring cleaning with your finances to start building momentum with your biggest goals! For some reason, I like to use April is a sort of reminder to review our financial progress. Maybe because of the deadline for taxes. Or maybe it’s because it’s financial literacy month. Anyways, during April I’ll poke around all our accounts, including investments to make sure we’re moving in the right direction. I’ll also review our goals for the year...

Duration:00:21:14

How Much House Can We (Really) Afford to Buy?

3/29/2019
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Today we’re going to see how you can prepare your finances so you can buy a house without going broke! Things are about to get hectic around here. We just heard from our neighbor that the developer is going to start building the townhouses across the street from us starting next week. Buying a House – Always a Smart Move? Here in Raleigh if there’s a sliver of land, they’ll develop it. It’s a hot market right now and homes are going up at a rapid pace. Our property value has been...

Duration:00:21:22

How Much House Can We (Really) Afford to Buy?

3/27/2019
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Today we’re going to see how you can prepare your finances so you can buy a house without going broke! Things are about to get hectic around here. We just heard from our neighbor that the developer is going to start building the townhouses across the street from us starting next week. Buying a House […] The post How Much House Can We (Really) Afford to Buy? appeared first on Couple Money Podcast.

Duration:00:21:22

Tips for Starting and Building a Sustainable Side Hustle

3/21/2019
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Interested in knocking out your debt faster, saving for a big goal (like a house down payment), or pivoting your career path? Use these tips to not only start a business but grow a sustainable side hustle! Launching a Side Hustle Starting a business, work from home, side hustle - you don’t have to be online for 5 seconds before you see an ad, site, or read someone saying how easy it is to get started. It’s kind of half-true. I would say there are more low-cost ways to get started with...

Duration:00:19:27

Tips for Starting and Building a Sustainable Side Hustle

3/20/2019
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Interested in knocking out your debt faster, saving for a big goal (like a house down payment) or pivoting your career path? Use these tips to not only start a business but grow a sustainable side hustle! Launching a Side Hustle Starting a business, work from home, side hustle – you don’t have to be […] The post Tips for Starting and Building a Sustainable Side Hustle appeared first on Couple Money Podcast.

Duration:00:19:27

How to Go on a Fabulous and Frugal Family Vacation

3/15/2019
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Do you want to go on a fabulous family vacation, but you’re still paying down debt? Learn how you can save big on your next getaway while still knocking out your debt! Saving Up for a Fun and Frugal Family Vacation When’s your spring break? Our oldest has hers next month, but she’s already counting […] The post How to Go on a Fabulous and Frugal Family Vacation appeared first on Couple Money Podcast.

Duration:00:18:58