183 episodes

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.

    The Opposite of Spoiled: Teaching Kids About Money

    The Opposite of Spoiled: Teaching Kids About Money

    Ron Lieber,  NYTimes columnist and author of The Opposite of Spoiled, discusses how to raise money smart kids who are generous. 
    Talking About Money with Our Kids Whether we plan to or not our kids will pick up their financial habits based on what we say and do around them.
    We can look back at our parents and get an idea of how they shaped us. So how can we make sure we’re giving our kids a good start with money?
    In this episode Ron Lieber, NY Times columnist and author of the newly released The Opposite of Spoiled, will share the latest research to help parents raise kids who generous and smart about money.
    As a bonus, Ron offers listeners a special opportunity to make a difference and show your kids the power of giving. The first 20 listeners who purchase his book and email him a copy of the receipt to ron@ronlieber will get a free $27 DonorsChoose gift card.
    Resources and Links from the Episode If you want to learn more, I highly recommend that you check out The Opposite of Spoiled as it does a thorough job of tackling some of the trickier situations of raising a financially savvy kid.
    You may also want to check out:
    Too Young for Finance? Think Again – Elmo and Lieber discussing the difference between needs vs wants Lieber’s columns at the NYtimes Why You Should Tell Your Kids How Much Money You Make Thoughts on Raising Money Smart Kids I’d love to hear from you – what are some of your child’s biggest money questions? How have you talked to them about your values and money?

    • 14 min
    Teaching Kids About Money: Allowances

    Teaching Kids About Money: Allowances

    • 5 min
    Marriage and Money Q&A: Better Bank Options Plus Loaning Money to Family

    Marriage and Money Q&A: Better Bank Options Plus Loaning Money to Family

    We're doing a listener Q and a, and we're answering two big marriage and money-related questions: finding better banking options and how to decide whether or not to loan money to friends or family!
    Answering Your Marriage and Money Questions Last Q&A we covered getting back on track with financial goals, raising credit scores, and jumpstarting your financial cushion. 
    So what’s on your minds now? 
    For one, it looks like you’re looking for a better banking option. That’s a smart move as many of us realize how key our checking and savings are in family finances. Getting hit with needless fees not only is draining your account, but most times it’s not for your benefit, but instead about growing their profit. 
    We’ll also look at how to help out a friend financially without hurting your own finances.
    We got a lot to cover, so let's get started!
    Resources to Tackle Your Money Together 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 Should We Loan Money to Family? How to Master and Maximize Your Bank Accounts Together Join Our Thriving Families Community on Facebook Thanks to Our Sponsor Coastal! Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union! If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and looking to bank better, come check out Coastal today.
    See how Coastal can help you with your mortgage needs and Daymark Realty has a fantastic team ready to help find the perfect house for you in the Triangle area! 
    Rollover Your 401(k) Easily with Capitalize We’re grateful for wonderful partners like Capitalize. Not only do they support the podcast, but they help make managing your money so much easier. 
     
    Did you know that it’s estimated that there are currently over 24 million “forgotten” 401(k) accounts? In fact, the average American changes jobs every 4 years. 
    And because of the Great Resignation, you or someone you know might be changing jobs even more. 
    It’s an extreme case of out of sight and out of mind. Is your old 401(k) in there somewhere, left behind at a job you're no longer with?
    One huge benefit of an IRA is choosing how your money is invested, not your old employer. 
    If you want to consolidate your old 401(k) and have more options with how you invest, it may be time to roll them over into an IRA.  
    With Capitalize, they handle the process from start to finish – for FREE. And yes, that includes calling the 401(k) provider on your behalf. 
    Find out how and get started today!
    Support the Podcast Thank you so much for listening to the podcast!
    Spread the word! If you enjoyed this episode and think it can help a buddy get on the path to dumping debt and become financially free, please share. Leave a review. Honest feedback and reviews make a big difference and gets the word out about the podcast. Leave your review on Apple , Spotify, or Audible. Grab a copy of Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money. My book is designed for a busy couple to set up their finances in 4 weeks. Get tips and tools that have worked for other couples on their journey of building their marriage and wealth together!

    • 16 min
    Family Adventure: Year-long RV Trip Across the Americas

    Family Adventure: Year-long RV Trip Across the Americas

    Ever dream of getting away from it? Learn how to prepare and plan your own adventure as Mike shares how he and his wife took their family on an RV trip across the Americas!
    Family Adventure: How to Plan for an Epic RV Trip
    We've been talking in a series of episodes about travel all this month- how to plan these different types of trips for your family that you'll enjoy and remember for a long time. But have you thought about doing something bigger? 
    Something where you don't just go away for a week on a vacation or a cruise, but actually take a break from your job, your house, and explore a different part of the world for a while?
    Sounds pretty crazy, right? I think most people would have a few things. That immediately come to mind about why it wouldn't work.
    How would we pay for this? Would we be able to find a job after we return? Could we sell your house? If you have kids, how would they deal with things? They're normal questions and concerns to have. I'd take it as a sign that you're someone who thinks things through. But wouldn't it be fun to shake up things a little?
    Mike Heroux of Dividend Guy is on the show to help you go from dream to reality by sharing his story and take on things. He and his wife are wrapping a trip they took as a family five through the Americas.
    In this episode, we look into:
    how they prepare their finances and themselves for their RV trip dealing with difficulties on the road how you can start building some income on the side for your own adventure Hope you enjoy it!
     
    Resources to Travel More Thinking about traveling more this year? Here are some resources to check out to get you up and running with travel hacking:
    Best Budget and Money Apps: Personal Capital, Tiller, Mint Grow Your Stash Faster: High Yield Savings with CiT Bank Automatic Saving: Qapital Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money How to Be a Travel Hacker Credit Cards and Airline Miles – Can You Really Get Free Flights? Finding Great Deals on Hotels Debt Free Vacations – How It Works for Us How to Travel to Exotic, Expensive Cities on $50 a Day Don't forget to send in your marriage and money questions for our upcoming listener mailbag episode!
    Thanks to Our Sponsor Coastal! Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union! If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and looking to bank better, come check out Coastal today.
    See how Coastal can help you with your mortgage needs and Daymark Realty has a fantastic team ready to help find the perfect house for you in the Triangle area! 
    Rollover Your 401(k) Easily with Capitalize We’re grateful for wonderful partners like Capitalize. Not only do they support the podcast, but they help make managing your money so much easier. 
    Did you know that it’s estimated that there are currently over 24 million “forgotten” 401(k) accounts? In fact, the average American changes jobs every 4 years. 
    And because of the Great Resignation, you or someone you know might be changing jobs even more. 
    It’s an extreme case of out of sight and out of mind. Is your old 401(k) in there somewhere, left behind at a job you're no longer with?
    One huge benefit of an IRA is choosing how your money is invested, not your old employer. 
    If you want to consolidate your old 401(k) and have more options with how you invest, it may be time to roll them over into an IRA.  
    With Capitalize, they handle the process from start to finish – for FREE. And yes, that includes calling the 401(k) provider on your behalf. 
    Find out how and get started today!
    Support the Podcast Thank you so much for listening to the podcast!
    Spread the word! If you enjoyed this episode and think it can help a buddy get on the path to dumping debt and become financially free, please share. Leave a review. Honest feedback and reviews make a big difference and gets the word out about the podcast. Leave your review on Apple , Spotify, or Audible. Gr

    • 22 min
    Family Travel Hacking with Points with a Crew

    Family Travel Hacking with Points with a Crew

    Want to see more of the world, but are limited by budget? Learn how one couple used travel hacking so their entire family could take fantastic trips! 
    Travel Hacking as a Family
    While, I know many families are eager to get out there and traveled to summer. I also know that one of the holdups they have is their budget.
    Whether you're flying, renting cars. Staying at an Airbnb hotel. Everything has gotten more expensive. Traveling as a couple can be pricey, but still feasible. But it can be a financial challenge when you add kids to the mix.
    That's why I want to share from the archive and interview I had with Dan Miller, founder of Points With a Crew.
    Dan's managed to score some wonderful deals on his trips including getting plane tickets for his entire family to lake Tahoe and a cross country train ride. Did I mention they're a family of eight?
    Hopefully we'll show how you can keep more money in your pocket and still have your family seeing the world around them.
    In today's episode he shares:
    how to choose the right credit cards to maximize rewards staying out of debt while staying on top of their credit cards tricks and tips on getting kids ready for traveling Hope you enjoy!
     
    If you're looking for more travel tips from a couple with kids, please check out my interview with early retiree Justin from Root of Good.
    Travel Hacking Resources and More Want to learn more about travel hacking? Here are some resources 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 Connect with Dan: Points with a Crew| Twitter How to Be a Travel Hacker Budget vs Luxury Hotels for Families Hotels with Free Dinners Credit Cards and Airline Miles – Can You Really Get Free Flights? Finding Great Deals on Hotels Debt Free Vacations – How It Works for Us 17 Travel Hacking Tips for People Who Value Their Time and Sanity  How to Master Life, Language, and Travel Thank You to Our Sponsor Coastal! Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union! If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and looking to bank better, come check out Coastal today.
    See how Coastal can help you with your mortgage needs and Daymark Realty has a fantastic team ready to help find the perfect house for you in the Triangle area! 
    Rollover Your 401(k) Easily with Capitalize We’re grateful for wonderful partners like Capitalize. Not only do they support the podcast, but they help make managing your money so much easier. 
    Did you know that it’s estimated that there are currently over 24 million “forgotten” 401(k) accounts? In fact, the average American changes jobs every 4 years. 
    And because of the Great Resignation, you or someone you know might be changing jobs even more 
    It’s an extreme case of out of sight and out of mind. Is your old 401(k) in there somewhere, left behind at a job you're no longer with?
    One huge benefit with an IRA is you get to choose how your money is invested, not your old employer. 
    If you want to consolidate your old 401(k) and have more options with how you invest, it may be time to roll them over into an IRA.  
    With Capitalize, they handle the process from start-to-finish – for FREE. They handle the process from start-to-finish, and yes that includes calling the 401(k) provider on your behalf.
    Support the Podcast Thank you so much for listening to the podcast!
    Spread the word! If you enjoyed this episode and think it can help a buddy get on the path to dumping debt and become financially free, please share. Leave a review. Honest feedback and reviews make a big difference and gets the word out about the podcast. Leave your review on Apple , Spotify, or Audible. Grab a copy of Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money. My book is designed for a busy couple to set up their finances in 4 weeks. Get tips and tools that have worked for other

    • 16 min
    Planning and Taking Cross Country Road Trip

    Planning and Taking Cross Country Road Trip

    Want to Take Cross Country Road Trip Together? How many times have you guys thought about traveling? Not just a weekend getaway or a vacation, but really seeing another place? What's stopping you? 
    These last few years with the pandemic have been..well, alot. We’ve had lockdowns, restrictions, and having to adjust work for the norm. On top of that, if you have kids, school looked completely different. 
    While we’re understandably cautious and keeping an eye on things, I believe many of us are also hoping not just to travel like before but want to try something different. 
    That Trip Advisor survey I mentioned last week about travel trends highlighted that more people wanted to explore different locations. It was less about visiting tourist traps and more about embracing their destination’s uniqueness.
    That’s why I’d think you enjoyed my interview with Derek and Carrie Olsen. Years ago, they, along with their then toddler, took a cross-country trip with their trusty travel trailer. 
    Even now, it’s one of my favorite interviews. They’re a sweet couple but they also had some fantastic tips and thoughts on how to simplify things and have a true family adventure. 
    So whether you’re thinking about taking an epic trip or pivoting in your career or life, I think you’ll enjoy this chat. 
    In this episode, we get into: 
    how Derek and Carrie prepare for this trip how you can purge and shed your stuff to either get rid of the clutter or make some money  how you stay motivated so you can achieve your goal  I hope you enjoy!
    Resources to Have a Memorable and Affordable Trip  Here are some resources 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 Travel Hacking Essentials How to Travel Like a Rock Star on the Cheap Travel Hacks: Couples Edition Thank You to Our Sponsor Coastal! Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union! If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and looking to bank better, come check out Coastal today.
    See how Coastal can help you with your mortgage needs and Daymark Realty has a fantastic team ready to help find the perfect house for you in the Triangle area! 
    Rollover Your 401(k) Easily with Capitalize We’re grateful for wonderful partners like Capitalize. Not only do they support the podcast, but they help make managing your money so much easier. 
    Did you know that it’s estimated that there are currently over 24 million “forgotten” 401(k) accounts? In fact, the average American changes jobs every 4 years. 
    And because of the Great Resignation, you or someone you know might be changing jobs even more 
    It’s an extreme case of out of sight and out of mind. Is your old 401(k) in there somewhere, left behind at a job you're no longer with?
    One huge benefit with an IRA is you get to choose how your money is invested, not your old employer. 
    If you want to consolidate your old 401(k) and have more options with how you invest, it may be time to roll them over into an IRA.  
    With Capitalize, they handle the process from start-to-finish – for FREE. They handle the process from start-to-finish, and yes that includes calling the 401(k) provider on your behalf. 
    Find out how and get started today!
    pport the Podcast Thank you so much for listening to the podcast!
    Spread the word! If you enjoyed this episode and think it can help a buddy get on the path to dumping debt and become financially free, please share. Leave a review. Honest feedback and reviews make a big difference and gets the word out about the podcast. Leave your review on Apple , Spotify, or Audible. Grab a copy of Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money. My book is designed for a busy couple to set up their finances in 4 weeks. Get tips and tools that have worked for other couples on their journey of building their marriage and wealt

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
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121 Ratings

Ima listener ,

AWESOME!

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

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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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