Be a team with money — from day one.
Personal values are like glue for couples
Most personal finance advice revolves around the nuts and bolts of budgets and retirement considerations, but ignores the complex intersectionality of those pieces of knowledge with relationships and behavioral psychology of individuals. As a result, personal values, behaviors, and disagreements are seen as an afterthought, making personal finance impersonal by definition.
Openness + authenticity = deeper connection
We aim to empower you to live authentically in pursuit of messy, meaningful, and rewarding connection with your partner and other loved ones.
Love comes with pain and challenges, but being open and connected with our life partners holds a hidden wellspring of mental health benefits. While this demands effort, it is among the healthiest habits we can gift ourselves in everyday life. Consequently, social and emotional intelligence may be topics we examine on our blog from breaking research in the behavioral disciplines (clinical psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience, sociology).
Get comfortable with money as a team
Throughout 2017, we conducted interview surveys with over 50 couples across the country. We asked about their financial habits, attitudes, and challenges with their partners. The emergent theme from this survey was the desire to “feel like a team” with money.
To help partners be a team from day one, our primary focus is on personal financial tools as they relate to advancing relationship goals. In that spirit, we address questions each couple should discuss as they begin co-managing their finances.