Money and Finances

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What Does God Want You to Accomplish as Husband and Wife?

Chuck Bentley with Ann Bentley

You and your spouse need to know why God put you here on earth and what He wants to accomplish through you as husband and wife. You can then become intentional about achieving that common purpose.

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One Thing Couples Have to Keep Talking About: Money

Chris Hogan

Ongoing communication about money and how you spend it can ultimately make the difference between a second honeymoon and a broken home.

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Illustration of a blended family and various symbols reflecting the complicated ways for which finances are accounted

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New Strategies for Blended Family Finances

Joseph Warren Kniskern

Managing finances in a blended family is complicated because of the interconnected relationships. Some of the traditionally accepted advice may not work, and new strategies are often necessary.

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Marriage and Money

Bethany and Scott Palmer

Poor financial communication between husband and wife is common. Talking about money doesn't always come naturally, but Bethany and Scott Palmer offer tips that can make the process a little easier.

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Finances and the Economy

Chuck Bentley

You are a temporary manager of what God has entrusted to you. Your main goal is to be faithful with God's resources, not to acquire wealth for your own benefit.

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When a Loved One Is Unemployed

Laura Petherbridge

Pain and confusion accompany job loss. When my husband lost his job, I understood the severity of the situation. Rejections and closed doors shook our confidence and even challenged our faith.

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Woman in a no-sleeve parka looking worried and a man fully decked out with climbing gear as if excited to go

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Disagreements About Money

A practical way to communicate about your finances is to create a "money huddle." It's not a budget-planning session; it's a time to address the emotional side of money.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Managing Your Finances At Christmastime

Financial experts Scott and Bethany Palmer discuss how couples can communicate openly about their holiday budget while navigating Christmastime expenses, gift giving, expectations and feelings of entitlement in their kids.

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husband and wife with Christmas sweaters

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Your Christmas Money Plan

Scott and Bethany Palmer

For so many couples, Christmas and the gift-giving experience can move from feelings of anticipation to disappointment. The Palmers share ways to turn frustrating exchanges into opportunities.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Communicating to Achieve Financial Harmony (Part 2 of 2)

Finance expert Russ Crosson and his wife, Julie, explain how couples can overcome challenges that result from differing perspectives on managing money and strengthen their marriage by improving their financial communication and cooperation. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Communicating to Achieve Financial Harmony (Part 1 of 2)

Finance expert Russ Crosson and his wife, Julie, explain how couples can overcome challenges that result from differing perspectives on managing money and strengthen their marriage by improving their financial communication and cooperation. (Part 1 of 2)

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Husbands: The Marital Risk of Financial Investments

Russ Crosson

You might be able to withstand the loss of the money you put into a risky financial investment, but there's another factor to consider — marital risk. Can you afford to damage the relationship with your spouse?

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It's Not About the Money

Gary Chapman

Frequently, financial conflicts focus on how each spouse handles money. But most arguments about money really grow out of a failure to understand each other's needs and to respect each other's personalities.

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Husband and wife standing in row boat that is taking on water as they float toward a steep edge. The stream of water is in the shape of a dollar sign.

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Don't Let Money Make a Mess of Your Marriage

Crystal Paine

Financial stress is one of the leading causes of divorce. Rather than allowing it to divide you and your spouse, consider these tips to help minimize the tension in your home.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Conquering Debt (Part 2 of 2)

Brian and Cherie Lowe offer encouragement and advice for living with financial freedom in a discussion based on Cherie's book, Slaying the Debt Dragon: How One Family Conquered Their Money Monster and Found an Inspired Happily Ever After. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Conquering Debt (Part 1 of 2)

Brian and Cherie Lowe offer encouragement and advice for living with financial freedom in a discussion based on Cherie's book, Slaying the Debt Dragon: How One Family Conquered Their Money Monster and Found an Inspired Happily Ever After. (Part 1 of 2)

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Fighting the Money Monster

Cherie Lowe

Many marriages are blessed with a spouse who is a live-life-to-its-fullest spender, while the other spouse saves each penny. But too often, husbands and wives end up feeling like they're on opposing teams.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Defeating the Attitudes That Keep You in Debt

Finance expert Mary Hunt discusses the importance of developing a positive attitude and a strong sense of determination when it comes to taking control of your finances, and offers practical suggestions for eliminating debt and maintaining a debt-free lifestyle.

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A couple at the table worried over their bills

Series

Debt and Marriage

Couples often struggle with their differing money personalities and the destructive attitudes that keep them in debt. Mary Hunt offers insights to help couples find hope.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Living Large While Living Lean

Everybody is tightening their belts these days -- from corporate boardrooms to mom and pop stores, to mom and pop themselves.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Fasting for a Financially Fit Future (Part 2 of 2)

Nationally-syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary explains how listeners can gain financial peace and freedom by undertaking a 21-day financial "fast." (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Fasting for a Financially Fit Future (Part 1 of 2)

Nationally-syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary explains how listeners can gain financial peace and freedom by undertaking a 21-day financial "fast." (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Getting a Handle on Your Family Finances

This weekend, Dave Ramsey explains how couples can avoid conflict by negotiating a budget, and how they can teach their children wise financial principles.

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