WHAT IS THIS LESSON ABOUT?
It won’t surprise you that money is a huge source of conflict for couples. This is because finances are one of the only areas of a relationship that is measured… regularly. And because it’s measurable, it’s tempting to use it to assign values to different parts of a relationship. This can get really messy.
In this deep-dive conversation, Zach talks with Calvin and Kaytie Zimmerman about how they’ve worked to make sense of marriage and money.
Calvin and Kaytie have both personal and professional experience in the area of finance. Calvin is a financial planner. Kaytie writes a financial blog at The Optimistic Millennial as well as for FORBES magazine. Together they paid off over $70K in school debt within four years.
One key takeaway from this conversation is how important it is to prioritize communication every step of the way when it comes to finances.
You can make sense of your money and your marriage if you get clear about your goals and make progress each day toward your responsibilities.
Lastly, remember… value in your relationship comes from a lot of different places. When it comes to money, it’s really important not to focus too much on the math without also paying close attention to the meaning. Be intentional.