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 […]
Behind the Scenes
I wanted to let you know that there will be no new episodes this week on the podcast. Instead I will be taking some time off to relax with my family for our anniversary .
I had intended on getting out an episode, but to be honest, I’ve been exhausted with work and getting things done around the house. I love doing this podcast so rather than rush out an episode, I’ll take some extra time to polish and prepare the last two shows for the year (which I’ve very excited about!).
As you may have heard on the show, we’re expecting our next baby girl soon and I think my body and baby is telling me I need to get some rest.
Coming Back Big with Giving
I’ll be back next week as we finish up the year with two big topics near and dear to many couples – helping out family (without enabling) and how to give more in 2015 and beyond.
For the family and money episode, we’ll be having Dorethia Connor-Kelly from The Money Chat to share her thoughts, tips, and stories on where to draw the line with giving your loved ones help and keeping your marriage strong.
And the special guest for the giving more episode? That’ll be you!
Be on the Couple Money Podcast
I’ll have my usual segments on how you can find a system to give back to the causes that matter most to you, but I’m also highlighting YOUR stories and how giving has made a difference in your lives. If you want to join in on the fun (and I hope you do), I have several ways you can reach me:
- Give me a call on the podcast line (919)521-8770 and leave your story
- Share your story in the comments below
- Email me at elle AT couplemoneypodcast DOT com
I think it’s a beautiful way to wrap up the year and get ready for 2015. I hope to hear from you.
Take care and have a wonderful day with your family!
I just got fantastic new this afternoon- Couple Money Podcast is now available on iTunes and Stitcher!
- Subscribe on iTunes: Simply click on this link and you’ll be taken to Couple Money’s page where you can subscribe.
- Subscribe on Stitcher: Please click here so you can catch all episodes.
I use both services to catch up on my favorite podcasts, so it feels great to be accepted into the communities.
I couldn’t have released it without a ton of help, so let me just take a minute to say thank you.
I want to start off with my husband and all of you who have checked out the first episodes here and gave me feedback so they would be ready for a wider audience.
I got some wonderful tips about the content and the technicalities of running the show. It’s been invaluable to me.
Big thanks to Jim Wang from Microblogger and John Wedding from Mighty Bargain Hunter. They have been kind enough to point me in the right direction with the podcast. I’m very grateful for their support.
I also want to mention that if you are looking at podcasting, please check out Pat Flynn’s Step By Step Guide to Starting a Podcast. It’s free and he offers videos of each step so you won’t get overwhelmed by the process.
For the launch, I found John Lee Dumas’ Podcast Launch book incredibly helpful, with tons of tips and plenty of links to instructional videos.
Love to Have Your Support
If you enjoy the podcast, could you please take a minute share it with your friends or leave a review and rating? Every bit counts and I would love to have your support.
Besides helping others to find the podcast, it’ll give me an idea what you like to see more of on the show. I will read every review to make sure that the podcast gives you the best personal finance tips that fits your needs.
Show Notes and More
With every episode and Q&A sessions, I post up show notes so you can find the right tools to help you build your finances. I love sharing what has worked and hasn’t worked for us. Since each couple is different I usually will mention a few resources so you two can build a financial system, that fits your style.
I also give some behind the scenes tidbits about running a podcast. It’s a different experience from blogging, that’s for sure!
What’s on Your Mind?
Please feel free to reach out me on email with any topics you’d like to have discussed on the podcast. Hearing from you has made this podcast better. I’ve adjusted the show and site to provide you with more useful materials. It’s my goal to make this podcast both motivating and practical for couples looking to building their marriage and finances.
Right now here’s what we have in the works for the next few episodes:
- Paying Cash for Your Child’s College Expenses
- Life After Debt: Building Up Your Net Worth
- Creating Your First Joint Budget
My favorite part of creating each episode is the interviews. Everyone of these topic has a story where someone has succeeded (times after failing). If there is someone you think would be perfect for the show, let me know or better yet, tell them about the show.
Thanks again for your support as I was making these initial episodes and I hope you subscribe!
Scheduled Launch Date: September 15, 2014(A little late, but it finally launched)
Welcome to the Couple Money Podcast Website!
With this new podcast, I hope to help those looking for tips on building their finances as couple, but prefer to get their content in audio format. With the average commute time for Americans around 25 minutes each way, there is a certain segment of people looking to enrich their commute with some helpful information.
Tackling Money Questions, One At a Time
Starting off this new podcast, I decided that the first episodes would be based on some of the biggest money questions and topics on Couple Money, such as:
- How do I start talking about money with my spouse?
- How can we dig ourselves out of debt?
- How can we manage our money without counting every single penny?
It’s my hope that the podcast will help you two reach financial freedom together.
Live on One Income, Have Fun with the Second
If you’re a Couple Money reader, you’ve seen me talk about living on one income and having fun with the second. For those new to my ‘catchphrase’, you may be wondering what I mean by that.
The first part is about keeping your necessary expenses covered by one income. It can be a huge change for some, but it is a stress reliever when you have a buffer in your budget.
I’m a bigger believer that couples should have more than one income stream, even if only one works full-time. Diversifying your family’s income is one huge way you can add some security to your finances.
What do I mean by having fun? It depends on your family’s current financial situation.
First things first, if you two don’t have some savings stashed away, that is a great way to add a bit of safety margin to your budget.
If you two have high interest debt, use that second income to pay it down.
Once you have taken care of your family’s immediate needs, it’s important to look at your future.
If you two have managed to take care of all of that, now you can focus on growing your money and possibly retire early.
The Couple Money Podcast will feature shows that tackle each step of the way including interviews with those who have been successful and have reached their goals.
If you have any questions or topics you’d like cover, please email me.