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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.

Couple Money Podcast Elle Martinez

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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.

    How to Use Vision Boards to Achieve More

    How to Use Vision Boards to Achieve More

    Are you looking for a way to stay motivated with your goals for the year? Michelle Jackson walks us through how vision boards can help you achieve more! 
    How to Use Vision Boards to Achieve More t's the second day of the 2017 and I'm betting that you're probably flooded with a ton of goal setting tips, hacks, and trips.
    On one hand, I think taking a step back and having some clarity on what you want to accomplish is a wonderful first step, but I'm not a New Year's Resolutions woman.
    Whenever you decide to build your marriage and wealth, go for it.
    However with so many people's attention focused on goals I think now's a good opportunity to jump-start things.
    So for today's episode we're going to be focused on that first-step – defining your what and why for the year. And my guest for today is Michelle Jackson, host of Girl Gone Frugal, creator of Colorado Love Hub, and Shop My Closet Project.
    She's also the co-founder of the New Year, New You Financial Summit. We're going to talk a little about how you can achieve more using Vision boards.
    Today Michelle Jackson, creator Michelle is Money Hungry, is here to discuss:
    what vision boards are and how they can help you how to create a productive vision board setting yourself up for success Resources for Vision Boards and Goals Want to learn more about building up your finances so that it fits you and your goals? Here are some resources to check out:
    Best Budget and Money Apps: Empower, Tiller, Mint Grab a copy of my book: Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money Reach Your Money Goals with my FREE course: 5 Days to $5K How To Create A Vision Board Stay the Course If you’d like to chat about your money moves for this year, you can join us in the Thriving Families Facebook community. We're a fun and supportive group.
    We swap ideas, questions, stories, advice. When we try to help one another out with our family and financial goals.
    We'd love to see you there!

    • 13 min
    Life After Debt: Rebuilding After a Short Sale

    Life After Debt: Rebuilding After a Short Sale

    Stressed and overwhelmed by debt? Learn how you can rebuild your finances and life. Miss Mazuma shares how she overcame $500k of debt, short sales, and found happiness!  
    Rebuild Your Finances It's the beginning of a new year and while so many right now are all jazzed up about knocking down their debts, saving more, or spending less, that enthusiasm will die down.
    And if you still have a huge amount of debt or just a big goal you want to tackle when that happens, you can discourage. And in some cases, understandably depressed.
    It's normal.
    But what do you then?
    How can you stay focused and climb out?
    Today's guest, Miss Mazuma, is kind and brave enough to share her story. In this episode we get into:
    how she got into so much debt, have a look into the painful and frustrating process of a short sale see how she work through this and came to a healthier spot Her story is both encouraging and real.
    If you want to hear from someone else who has dug out from a mountain of debt, please check out my interview with Toni Husbands. She shares how she and her husband got on the same page and paid off over $100,000 of debt.
    Resources for Paying Off Debt Want to learn more? Here are some resources to check out:
    Best Budget and Money Apps: Empower, Tiller, Mint Grab a copy of my book: Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money Reach Your Money Goals with my FREE course: 5 Days to $5K The Rise and Fall of My Empire…and How I Struck Back (Pt 1) The Great Debt Dump: Running Toward Financial Freedom with the Power of Community Attacking Debt: Which One First? Which Debt Payoff Method Is Right for You? If you’d like to chat about your money moves for this year, you can join us in the Thriving Families Facebook community. We're a fun and supportive group.
    We swap ideas, questions, stories, advice. When we try to help one another out with our family and financial goals.
    We'd love to see you there!
     

    • 19 min
    How to Master Your Small Business Finances (Even If You're Busy!)w to Master Your Small Business Finances (Even If You're Busy!)

    How to Master Your Small Business Finances (Even If You're Busy!)w to Master Your Small Business Finances (Even If You're Busy!)

    Looking for a less stressful way to handle your business' finances? Learn what mistakes to avoid and the tools that will help you master money even if you're a busy entrepreneur!
    Small Business Finances
    Around 27 million working-age Americans began or are running a business you may be one of them.
    I remember when I started freelancing it was a supplemental income. Eventually, though, it transitioned into my main work.
    I knew I needed to step it up and run it like a business. So I took care of the paperwork and started educating myself.
    There are days those deadlines get tight and I'm stressed but I enjoy doing the work I'm doing and spending more time with my family.
    Win-win in my book.
    Whether you're freelancing, doing a side hustle, or launching a business, it will take work.
    Not only do you have to work on the front end- so to speak  – producing the product or service you're selling, but you also have to be smart about the back end stuff. One key component? Finances.
    Quite simply getting the money squared away makes sure you're actually running a business and not an expensive hobby.
    I shared a little bit of my story in past episodes, which I hope gives a glimpse of what to expect. However, it's limited to my own business which may be different from yours.
    I know someone who has the breadth and depth of skills and can show you the ropes.
    Today small business coach and author Sylvia Moe Inks is on the show to share her knowledge. We're going to discuss:
    the biggest mistakes small business owners make (& how to avoid them) creating a system to make taxes much easier a tool to cut down on the back and forth of emails Hope you enjoy!
    Resources for Business Finances If you two are ready to start or grow your business, here are some resources to check out to make sure your money is best used wisely.
    Connect with Sylvia: SMI Financial Coaching | LinkedIn Small Business Finance for the Busy Entrepreneur: Blueprint for Building a Solid, Profitable Business  Lifestyle Business Guide: I created a free guide with the best resources to start your business on a bootstrap budget! Quickbooks: Track your money like a pro. I use them for my business. Calendly

    • 17 min
    Merging Finances? Skip the Money Talk, Go on a Date Instead!

    Merging Finances? Skip the Money Talk, Go on a Date Instead!

    Are you two stressed over money? Do your talks more often than not end up in fights? Learn how money dates can be effective and fun way you get on the same page and talk about money!
    The Money Talk vs Money Dates
    One of the most popular questions I get is, when should we talk about money?
    Having THE money talk is not only intimidating but unproductive. Find out a better, less stressful option in today's episode.
    In this episode, we'll get into:
    why talking about money matters how you two can make money talks less stressful how money dates can help you build up your marriage and money Let's get started!
    Resources to Make Managing Money Together Easier Want to stay on top of your money without stressing over the small stuff? Here are some key resources and tools to check out!
    Best Budget and Money Apps: Personal Capital, Tiller, Mint, Honeyfi, and Zeta Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money How to Talk About Money Without Starting a Fight We’re going to discuss the ins and outs building your credit in our private Facebook group over at Thriving Families. It’s free and fun – please join us!
    Music Credit Like the music in this episode? Our theme song is by Gentle Regime. Additional music by Lee Rosevere and Logan from Music for Makers in this episode.

    • 9 min
    Best Travel Apps to Snatch Last Minute Deals

    Best Travel Apps to Snatch Last Minute Deals

    Ready to take a last minute getaway or weekend trip? Use these travel apps and get the best deals!
    Going away for the weekend doesn't mean you break your budget. With a little planning and the right resources, you two can score some nice trips and still save money.
    So if you're looking at getting away from it all for a few days, save this post.
    Travel Sites to Bookmark for Your Weekend Getaways There are more sites than ever for travelers. Besides snagging last minute deals on popular tourist spots, you can also discover some awesome destinations.
    Airbnb: If you want to live like a local, Airbnb can help you find a bed or whole house for your next trip. We used the site when we went away for an anniversary trip and had a beautiful riverfront apt in Wilmington, NC for a fraction of the price of a hotel. Priceline: I'm a huge fan of their Name Your Own Price feature, which has helped us score plane tickets, hotel rooms, and car rental half off the advertised prices. Better Bidding: Speaking of bids, there are forums and sites online that can help you figure out what it will take to your bid accepted. ou might also want to keep an eye for flash deals with airlines like Southwest where you can score huge discounts on flights for select cities.
    Apps to Help Score Great Deals and Keep Organized With smartphones everywhere, apps have been developed to help travelers. Download these apps to help you get the best deals and explore your destination.
    Localeur: (iOS only) Locals share some of their favorite spots in 14 major U.S. cities. TripIt: With two kids in tow, I love have one app to handle and organize all of the travel arrangements. Hopper: If you like to double check the deals on flights, Hopper is great. The app analyzes tons of flight prices and can suggest when it's a good time to purchase ticket. Even though you might not think of it as a travel app per se, GasBuddy can tremendously helpful if you're taking a road trip.
    Thoughts on Weekend Getaways I'd love to hear your ideas and stories. What has been your favorite getaway destination?
    What has been your most recent travel deal you've taken? What travel apps are your favorite for planning?

    • 9 min
    Blended Family Finances: How to Thrive Together!

    Blended Family Finances: How to Thrive Together!

    Merging families and finances can be especially tricky with blended families, but you two can succeed and thrive. Get tips on how you can make this big transition go a lot smoother! 
    Blended Families and Finances Anytime you're merging lives, there are so many things to talk about and discuss. When you're blending your families that's another layer of complexity.
    If you have kids, you two are figuring out what the house rules apply now with things like curfew, chores, that you're under one roof.
    But you also have your exes. They may have rules which are completely opposite of yours. As you're juggling things as a family, it can be tricky navigating things.
    And finances can be just as messy.
    Thankfully, Melissa Brown, creator of Blended Family Podcast, is on the show today. She going to discuss her own family's transition and how they manage things plus offer practical tips to make the transition smoother.
    Hope you enjoy!
    Special thanks to Melissa for coming on and share her thoughts and story!
    Please reach out her on Twitter or join her Facebook group to hear from others in the blended family community.
    If you’re looking tips, stories, and advice to make merging finances easier, here are a few to check out!
    Resources on Merging Finances Special thanks to Melissa for coming on and share her thoughts and story!
    Please reach out her on Twitter or join her Facebook group to hear from others in the blended family community.
    If you’re looking tips, stories, and advice to make merging finances easier, here are a few to check out!
    Best Budget and Money Apps: Personal Capital, Tiller, Mint Grow Your Stash Faster: High Yield Savings with CiT Bank Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money Free 401(k) Analysis: blooom How to Win Your Spouse Over When They Hate the Budget Getting Your Spouse to Save More How to Encourage Your Spouse to Start (and Keep) a Budget If you’re looking for a community to swap ideas and encouragement, please join Thriving Families on Facebook! 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Ima listener ,

AWESOME!

Elle is a wonderful host and wealth of knowledge! I highly recommend the listen.

packcrew ,

Why are you whispering?

This podcast must be recorded next to a sleeping baby. Why does the host whisper this entire show?

Leslie Tayne, Esq. ,

Great host and informative show!

Honesty and communication are incredibly important in maintaining a healthy relationship with your significant other. From previous relationships of my own, to watching friends get married (and divorced), it’s easy to forget the impact that keeping quiet can have. Elle has a breadth of knowledge in personal finance as well as relationship management. She was a great host and I enjoy each episode. Keep up the great work, Elle👍

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