This show will help you and your spouse / significant other make sure that the *money* conversation doesn't get in the way. Our guests will help you navigate your finances as a team! We'll discuss topics like:
- Buying your first home,
- How to afford to have children
- Managing money as newlyweds
- Budgeting as a couple, and more.
Along the way, you're sure to become Money & Relationships Rockstars!
Hosted by Adam Kol, The Couples Financial Coach. He helps couples go from financial overwhelm, avoidance, or fighting to financial clarity, stability, peace of mind, and teamwork.
Adam brings over a decade of experience as a Certified Mediator, former Tax Lawyer and Financial Advisor, and Coach.
If you want to make both your relationship & finances work, then this podcast is for you.
Stepfamily Couples: Four Keys To Flourishing
It’s hard enough to navigate money, emotions, relationships, and expectations inside a single relationship, but...
What about in blended families with sets of step-parents, step kids, your kids, and your new spouse?!
Blending beautifully takes intentional conversations, collaboration, and perseverance to navigate what may seem like an ongoing family construction zone.
Bill and Jen Rogers, of the Stepfamily Mission Possible podcast, are here to help us anticipate the complexities and develop a personalized roadmap!
In this episode, they help us uncover the “magical formula” to blended parenting. They also share ways to take the sting out of child support and alimony.
Plus, they’ll teach you how to move from feeling stuck, even if you have very different ideas about the proper direction.
(Read all the show notes, get Bill & Jen’s links, find out your Couples Money Personality Type, and more at https://ahkcoaching.com/podcast)
Attachment Styles, Relationships, and Money
You learned about skeletal and muscular systems in school.
But what about the psychological and biological system that helps us form and maintain healthy relationships with ourselves, others, and our money?
Ed Coambs is a thought leader in Financial Therapy with experience in financial planning. He has combined his experience with analysis of the latest brain and love research to learn what makes us tick around relationships and money.
He’s found a theory that explains so much of it: Attachment Theory.
Ed is here to share how attachment styles can impact our financial well-being.
Your relationship with money, others, and even your perspective of yourself is developed based on how caregivers responded to your needs (or didn’t) from the time you were born.
This episode was so powerful that we’ve also recorded a Part 2!
That positive social and emotional relationships are key to human survival and when deprived of them we begin to suffer What “attachment styles” means and what each of the four styles may look like in you, your partner, or others. About 50-60% of the general, non-clinical population exhibit a range of secure attachment behavior, indicating positive, repetitive relationships with themselves and others.
(Read all the show notes, get Ed’s links, and find out more at https://ahkcoaching.com/podcast)
How To Strengthen Your Marriage While Improving Your Finances
Let's face it, no one wants to compromise when it comes to their marriage or their money.
That's why this week's episode is all about creating synergy.
We know that when two individuals come together as one, they have an opportunity to become greater than the sum of their equal parts.
Despite this knowledge, couples still struggle to find actionable tools to tap into the magic of synergy.
This episode features Relationship Coach Cheri Timko on why a couple's greatest tool is the unique *habits* they create.
She also shares a powerful habit that any couple can incorporate to cultivate communication, commitment, and consistency across their relationship, including money.
AND here's the good news...once we establish this habit, it operates on autopilot.
A few highlights:
Have you ever struggled to talk to your partner about difficult things? Learn how to open the door to seamless communication. [00:04:29]
Think that daily, weekly, and monthly touchpoints with your partner don't make a difference? Learn how small shifts can be the catalyst to keeping your relationship in sync. [00:02:00]
Do you and your partner suffer from automation avoidance? Learn what it is and how to make automation work. [00:10:23]
(Read all the show notes, get Cheri’s links, and find out more at https://ahkcoaching.com/podcast)
Female Breadwinners, Knowledge Monetization, and Re-Discovering Self-Worth
If you know an educator, it’s likely you also are very aware of their ongoing internal tug-of-war between work-life balance and pay. E Danyall, a former adjunct professor and the primary breadwinner in her family, found a way out by creating online courses and sharing her knowledge online, instead of only in the classroom.
Now, it’s E’s mission to help other teachers leverage their knowledge toward a successful exit from the classroom. Or at least the freedom to choose.
She wants to empower educators to use their in-depth knowledge and experience to their advantage and finally earn what their expertise is worth.
Whether you’re still suffering at that exhausting, low-paying job; thinking about making a transition and wondering how to make the jump; or wading through the early years of entrepreneurship and trying to get your business off the ground (or have a partner doing any of these things)...E Danyall has insight for you!
A few highlights:
What it was like to go from being the highly-educated breadwinner with the career...to being home with much less income while she launched her online courses, including struggles with feelings of doubt, being burdensome, and fear...to becoming the entrepreneurial female breadwinner in the family. [8:41] How the “independent woman” mindset can accidentally be damaging toward the bond and the intrinsic support for each other in a relationship, and how open communication can get couples back on the same page. [14:32] What her husband said about her true value as a person, a woman, and a mother when she was feeling down about her financial contributions during the tough transition times. [25:10] Read all the show notes, get E’s links, and find out more at https://ahkcoaching.com/podcast
How And When To Bring Up Finances In A Relationship
We all have a money story, and there are ALWAYS layers of emotions built-in. When we're in a relationship...oh, boy.
But there’s a silver lining:
We can create more intimacy, trust, and connection by opening up about our money story -- and also being curious about someone else's money story and experience.
Still, when and how do you bring up the topic of money? What if it’s a new relationship - you don’t want to scare them away, right?
Today’s guest, Kim Nicol, is a life coach with expertise in mindfulness and leadership. She is here to share tips about how, when, and why to bring up finances, especially when dating or in a new relationship.
She teaches us how to learn about our acquaintances, friends, and partners by asking curiosity-driven questions about their first job, holiday gifts, expectations, and memories.
A few highlights:
How you can learn about someone's experiences and perspective on money by asking creative questions. [4:31] Kim’s process of evaluating why you may want to know about the person’s money perspective, and how to allow that to determine what you ask. [8:35] Her personal experience in bringing up holiday gifts with her partner before Christmas, the sweet gifts they exchanged, and how being open about the subject relieved building tension about money and the upcoming holiday season. [18:04] Read all the show notes, get Kim’s links, and find out more at https://ahkcoaching.com/podcast
Why Your Kids’ Money-Sense Is Your Wisest Investment
What’s your wisest investment? Most people think of their emergency fund, retirement account, or real estate. But Robin Taub is here to teach us about the importance of raising money-smart kids!
For starters: if and when adult children get in a bind, their money problems often become their parents’ money problems. Heading this off with a solid financial education starts when they are very young.
Starting as young as age five, you can discuss simple math, delayed gratification, and the concept of trading money for things you want and need. Listen in as Robin Taub tells us how!
A Chartered Professional Accountant by training, Robin Taub began her career at KPMG, transitioned into real estate, and then landed in the complex world of derivatives marketing at Citibank Canada.
Today, she’s a professional speaker and author of The Wisest Investment, an update of the bestselling A Parent’s Guide to Raising Money-Smart Kids.
A few highlights:
Parents have a duty and responsibility to raise financially educated, money-smart kids. If not, the kids and the parents wind up paying the price. And it’s an expensive lesson for all involved. [2:37] How to share age-appropriate money lessons with children under the five pillars: Earn, Save, Spend, Share, and Invest [8:47] When we can slow down and connect with children over such a commonly-used, impactful tool like money, and look for opportunities to build money lessons into day-to-day life, we create a life-long bond over it. [24:11]
Read all the show notes, get Robin’s links, and find out more at https://ahkcoaching.com/podcast
So glad I stumbled on this podcast! I just listened to the Rental Secrets episode with Justin Pogue. It was really insightful. I’ve rented out a room from a friend to save money before, and I’m so glad I did. Adam does a great job delivering tons of value with his guests - highly recommend!
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Adam’s combination of knowledge, heart, and sincerity is hard to beat! Great ms informative listen.