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How couples talk successfully about finances and money

17 February 2010 No Comment

Host Rick Vazquez, author of “The Pizza Delivery Millionaire” and host of the Web Talk Radio show titled “Winning in the Game of Life” discusses with me how couples can talk successfully about their finances.   The steps I explain include giving each other a reward for the discussion, learning to appreciate what your partner contributes to your financial process, setting aside the time, talking without criticism or blaming, and using a positive tone while making eye contract.  To avoid judgments couples use “I” not “you” statements and limit themselves to just three sentences  during their turn to speak.  Each commits to something they will start doing immediately to help financially.  They can trade off whose purchase they put first each week or each month or however often they agree they can afford the purchase.  Giving to your relationship instead of keeping score on purchases can advance your relationship to a new level.

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