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March 26, 2018

How to Craft the Perfect Money Date – with Elle Martinez


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On this podcast, we often talk about the importance of a true financial partnership with your spouse. When you’re on the same page about money, your marriage feels balanced. You have less stress, fewer money fights and it just feels better.

But we do we get there?  

Where do we start if we’re feeling off-balance?

Today, I’ve invited my good friend Elle Martinez to join us on the show again. This is our first repeat guest so you know she’s awesome.

What are we covering today?

Elle and I discuss:

  • How to craft the perfect money date
  • Why a monthly get together is so important to your marriage
  • How to make it fun even if you're a busy parent

Elle's professional and personal experience with family finance is refreshing and helpful. Whenever I speak with her, I come away with some solid information on how to improve my marriage and my money. You will too.


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Money Date, Marriage and Money, Couple Budget

About Our Guest:  Elle Martinez

Money Date, Marriage and Finances, Money Fights

Elle is the creator and host of Couple Money, a community focused on helping spouses get on the same page with finances, dump their debt faster, and get on the path to financial freedom. She's also the author of Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money.

She has been a contributor to numerous sites including TurboTax, Lending Tree, and Entrepreneur.

Money Master of the Week

Dave and Meghan from Michigan paid off $6,500 of student and credit card debt in a few months after focusing their spending and living on a budget.

Meghan and Dave from Michigan
Meghan and Dave from Michigan

With their focused partnership, they plan to be consumer debt free by the end of the year. Their long terms goals include saving up for retirement and crushing their mortgage early.

Meghan and Dave from Michigan are our Money Masters of the Week!

If you have a financial victory you want to share on this show, please leave me a voicemail (or email) and include the following: name, location, your big win, how you did it and your plans for the future.

Your story will inspire others to save more, make more and plan for their family’s future.

Show Resources


Student Loan Hero

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Elle's BookJumpstart Your Marriage & Your Money


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“A perfect relationship isn’t actually perfect, it’s just that both people never give up.”

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How do you work together with your spouse on your finances?

Please let me know in the comments below!

Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping 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 relaxing on his hammock.


  • I’m really feeling lucky Andy. Getting the chance to hear two experts point of view regarding such a great topic. Hope we all will get more chance to hear other experts opinion on different topics due to you.

    • That’s so kind Norah – thank you!

      It’s notes like this that help me keep moving forward and producing the show. Thank you for this.

      I hope you subscribe to the show so I can get your feedback on future shows.


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