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November 9, 2020

Smart Financial Planning Goals Before Marriage – with Lawrence Gonzalez

Lawrence Gonzalez

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When you’re about to be married, money can sometimes be one of the last things you think about. Lawrence Gonzalez, the creator of The Neighborhood Finance Guy, shares the importance of making financial planning goals before marriage.

We also discuss not overdoing it with your goals as well. This delicate balance is something Lawrence is working on as someone who is about to be married.

Check out our interview and learn some important financial planning goals before marriage – they just may help you have a happy, healthy and wealthy marriage!

What are we covering?

Lawrence and I review the following:

  • The financial goals he and his fiancee have tackled together
  • Smart financial planning goals for couples
  • Why Lawrence thinks we shouldn’t focus on the “numbers” too much

If you’re about to get married or know someone who is engaged, check out this episode. Lawrence’s advice will help with a happy, healthy and wealthy marriage!


Guest Bio – Lawrence Gonzalez

I’m an older millennial as they say, who is engaged and lives at the nation’s capital DC. I grew up in Miami by way of Port-au-Prince Haiti so I’m far from home. Marine Corps Veteran who loves to give back by any means.

Now I’m taking on the juggernaut task of breaking down the racial wealth gap in 15 years or less, by empowering people with the financial vocabulary to become the next everyday millionaire. I went from making $23k before taxes out of grad school after the last recession with $125k in debt.

I got serious in 2014 and 6 years later, our combined net worth is now $300k. My fiancee and I combined forces in 2020 and we knocked out $30k in student loans and credit card debt. She is now debt-free. Though the journey is intentional, we traveled to 12 countries in 14 days in 2019. Our goal now is to pay and be wedding debt free a month after the wedding in November 2020.

Lawrence Gonzalez Resources

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Andy Hill is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.

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