Are money issues the number one problem in your marriage?

Most people have had money issues at some point in their life. Whether it be from limited resources or trying to start a new business, we’ve all had to deal with the stress of financial adversities. Throw marriage into the mix and those adversities can become full blown obstacles as you and your spouse have to decide and agree on how to allocate your money. Financial planning can be one of the most difficult and stressful collaborations that a married couple has to work on. Do you have the tools and knowledge to get through the money issues in your marriage?

Earning his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the McColl School of Business at Queens University, as well as maintaining his designation as a Certified Financial Planner, Mr. Ed Coambs is founder of Marriage and Money Matters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Coambs helps families, individuals, and financial professionals with a host of consulting services. His dream is that individuals, families, and couples will no longer say that money is their number one issue. Mr. Coambes hopes that all people could find peace with their personal resources and realize their significance lays far beyond their material resources.

To find out more about Mr. Ed Coambs and his practice, Marriage and Money Matters, you can visit their website or call (980) 275-1627 for an appointment.

How can you and your partner manage change throughout your marriage? Do you both have what it takes to face the challenges change can bring?

Change is as inevitable as death and taxes, yet when people marry they don’t think very much about all of the ways their partner might change over time. Changes can come in many shapes and sizes and at various points throughout life and marriage. Changing career paths, changing religions, changing whether or not you want children or how you choose to spend or save money… The list goes on and on.

Sometimes dealing with change can be very difficult and confusing and can also put much stress on a marriage and both partners individually. If couples aren’t on the same page about how to manage different transformations throughout life, then they could very well argue a lot more which can lead to a build up of tension and resentment.

There are solutions, however, and today’s guest has some helpful pointers and tips for couples on how to manage big changes within their marriages and personal lives. Dr. Tina Lepage is the founder of Lepage Associates in Durham, NC. Among others, a specialty of hers is personal and professional relationships and with more than 15 years of experience serving clients, Tina has helped her fair share of couples dealing with many different issues.

To find out more about Tina and her practice, you can visit their website or call (919) 572-0000 to schedule an appointment.

Is it possible to have a romantic vacation while also making the most of family time?

Perhaps you and your spouse are wanting to take a family vacation. But maybe you’re fearing that your kids with be antsy and bored, and that you and your partner won’t have any time for romance and fun. So what do you do with this dilemma?

Sometimes couples find themselves having completely kid-focused vacations in order to meet the “family togetherness” needs, but they don’t get a chance to pay attention to the marriage during the time off from work and away from home. Or maybe a couple might plan a romantic getaway without the kids because they find it difficult to work on romance with the children around. Either way, someone (…like your child) or something (…like the romance in your marriage) ends up left out of the mix.

According to today’s guest, Erica Blystone– a licensed clinical social worker with Lepage Associates— there are ways to have your cake and eat it too. You, in fact, can go on a family vacation and work on rekindling the romance in your marriage at the same time, and Erica is here to discuss how and give our listeners some pointers.

To find out more about Erica and her practice, visit their website or call (919) 572-0000 to schedule an appointment.