Talking about money with your spouse can’t always be easy, but it is crucial to your marriage. This week I sat down with Certified Financial Coach, Ericka Young.

Ericka is the president and founder of Tailor-Made Budgets which she opened in 2005 after she and her husband Chris climbed their way out of nearly $100,000 in debt. She became a certified financial coach by Dave Ramsey’s Lampo Group in 2006 and combines her passion for helping people with creative debt reduction techniques so everyone can have a path to financial freedom. Ericka is a recognized financial expert who inspires people to significantly improve their finances, family and their future with a solid plan. Ericka’s Best-Selling book, Naked and Unashamed: 10 Money Conversations Every Couple Must Have was released online in February 2017 worldwide. She currently teaches her message of debt freedom through her e-newsletters, personal and group coaching, workshops and speaking engagements. Ericka, Chris and their two teenage daughters, Faith and Olivia reside in Fishers, IN.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • What prompted Ericka to write a book around finances among couples
  • Why Ericka believes money is not all about the numbers
  • The importance of WHY you do what you do with your money
  • Your financial planner deals with the same money challenges you do
  • What can happen if you don’t talk about money within your marriage
  • How Ericka had to understand her husband’s money background during their money conversations
  • The very first money conversation you should have with your spouse
  • Why everyone needs a reality check
  • Understanding your cash flow can be very eye opening
  • Hurdles many people face when talking about money with spouses
  • Should one person take the lead on budgeting
  • The impact a weekly routine can have on your money
  • The harsh reality of what not talking about money can do to your marriage
  • Dreams can be a good thing for you and your money
  • How to give your money some real purpose

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