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August 10, 2020

What to Do When Your Spouse Has a Spending Problem – with Ericka Young

Ericka Young

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When one spouse thinks that the other has a spending problem, this can be a recipe for a marriage disaster if it's not handled correctly. There are so many feelings around how we handle our money because personal finance is so personal.

To help us navigate these marriage and money waters, I’ve invited Ericka Young on the show today. 

Ericka is the president and founder of Tailor-Made Budgets which she opened in 2005 after she and her husband Chris climbed their way out of nearly $100,000 in debt. Ericka is the author of the best-selling book, “Naked and Unashamed: 10 Money Conversations Every Couple Must Have”.

What are we covering?

Ericka and I discuss the following:

  • Why it's important to discuss your feelings around money with your spouse
  • How to have empathy and appreciation for your spouse's financial goals
  • What you can do if your spouse doesn't want to talk about money at all

Ericka has an incredible background in coaching countless couples to financial harmony. Listen to her advice and see how you can help your marriage thrive today!



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Ericka Young RESOURCES



Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.”

 Brene Brown

Do you think your spouse has a spending problem?

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Spouse spends too much

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.

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