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Elle Martinez from Couple Money discusses how to build your net worth and your marriage by helping you create a financial system that works for both of you. Each episode will tackle a topic that couples deal with such as paying off debt faster, saving for the future while still enjoying today, how to invest smarter, and retiring early.


Raleigh, NC


Elle Martinez from Couple Money discusses how to build your net worth and your marriage by helping you create a financial system that works for both of you. Each episode will tackle a topic that couples deal with such as paying off debt faster, saving for the future while still enjoying today, how to invest smarter, and retiring early.






How to Master Your Small Business Finances (Even If You're Busy!)

Looking for a less stressful way to handle your business' finances? Learn what mistakes to avoid and the tools that will help you master money even if you're a busy entrepreneur! Small Business Finances Around 27 million working-age Americans began or are running a business you may be one of them. I remember when I started freelancing it was a supplemental income. Eventually, though, it transitioned into my main work. I knew I needed to step it up and run it like a business. So I took...


Merging Finances? Skip the Money Talk, Go on a Date Instead!

Are you two stressed over money? Do your talks more often than not end up in fights? Learn how money dates can be effective and fun way you get on the same page and talk about money! The Money Talk vs Money Dates One of the most popular questions I get is, when should we talk about money? Having THE money talk is not only intimidating but unproductive. Find out a better, less stressful option in today's episode. In this episode, we'll get into: Let's get started! Resources to Make...


Best Travel Apps to Snatch Last Minute Deals

Ready to take a last minute getaway or weekend trip? Use these travel apps and get the best deals! Going away for the weekend doesn't mean you break your budget. With a little planning and the right resources, you two can score some nice trips and still save money. So if you're looking at getting away from it all for a few days, save this post. Travel Sites to Bookmark for Your Weekend Getaways There are more sites than ever for travelers. Besides snagging last minute deals on popular...


Blended Family Finances: How to Thrive Together!

Merging families and finances can be especially tricky with blended families, but you two can succeed and thrive. Get tips on how you can make this big transition go a lot smoother! Blended Families and Finances Anytime you're merging lives, there are so many things to talk about and discuss. When you're blending your families that's another layer of complexity. If you have kids, you two are figuring out what the house rules apply now with things like curfew, chores, that you're under one...


Dumping $200k of Debt By Right Sizing Into a Tiny House

Tired of your debt restricting your options? Learn how Claudia & Garrett from Two Cup House dumped $200k in two years by simplifying their lives and moving into a tiny house! Achieving Financial Freedom By Dumping Debt Whenever I hear neighbors, friends, and family talk about their debt, there are a couple of reactions. Some are frustrated being trapped with certain things because of debt. Maybe they'd love to switch jobs to start a new career, but can't because they got bills to...


The Opposite of Spoiled: Teaching Kids About Money

Ron Lieber, NYTimes columnist and author of The Opposite of Spoiled, discusses how to raise money smart kids who are generous. Talking About Money with Our Kids Whether we plan to or not our kids will pick up their financial habits based on what we say and do around them. We can look back at our parents and get an idea of how they shaped us. So how can we make sure we’re giving our kids a good start with money? In this episode Ron Lieber, NY Times columnist and author of the newly...


Teaching Kids About Money: Allowances



Marriage and Money Q&A: Better Bank Options Plus Loaning Money to Family

We're doing a listener Q and a, and we're answering two big marriage and money-related questions: finding better banking options and how to decide whether or not to loan money to friends or family! Answering Your Marriage and Money Questions Last Q&A we covered getting back on track with financial goals, raising credit scores, and jumpstarting your financial cushion. So what’s on your minds now? For one, it looks like you’re looking for a better banking option. That’s a smart move as...


Family Adventure: Year-long RV Trip Across the Americas

Ever dream of getting away from it? Learn how to prepare and plan your own adventure as Mike shares how he and his wife took their family on an RV trip across the Americas! Family Adventure: How to Plan for an Epic RV Trip We've been talking in a series of episodes about travel all this month- how to plan these different types of trips for your family that you'll enjoy and remember for a long time. But have you thought about doing something bigger? Something where you don't just go away...


Family Travel Hacking with Points with a Crew

Want to see more of the world, but are limited by budget? Learn how one couple used travel hacking so their entire family could take fantastic trips! Travel Hacking as a Family While, I know many families are eager to get out there and traveled to summer. I also know that one of the holdups they have is their budget. Whether you're flying, renting cars. Staying at an Airbnb hotel. Everything has gotten more expensive. Traveling as a couple can be pricey, but still feasible. But it can...


Planning and Taking Cross Country Road Trip

Want to Take Cross Country Road Trip Together? How many times have you guys thought about traveling? Not just a weekend getaway or a vacation, but really seeing another place? What's stopping you? These last few years with the pandemic have been..well, alot. We’ve had lockdowns, restrictions, and having to adjust work for the norm. On top of that, if you have kids, school looked completely different. While we’re understandably cautious and keeping an eye on things, I believe many of us...


Travel Hacks: Couples Edition

Want to get out and travel more this year without breaking your budget? Learn how you can use travel hacking as a couple to get great deals on your trips! Travel Hacking Together As we move into May, I’m hearing more and more couples talk about travel. With better weather and after an unprecedented - yeah I said it - two years, many are looking for a change in scenery. According to Trip Advisor, 68% of Americans are looking to travel domestically and 29% are considering a trip abroad....


How to Get Top Dollar When Selling Your House

Thinking of selling your house? Today we’ll go over how to prepare your place so you can get the best price for it! What You Need to Know to Sell Your House for More So far this month, we’ve been focused on buying a house. We looked at mortgages last week, discussed how to find some hidden gems in your city, and what mistakes to avoid during your house hunt. Now we’re looking at the other side: selling your place. Right now in Raleigh, it’s a seller’s market. On the plus side, houses are...


Mortgages: How to Find the Best Rates

Buying a house is typically the biggest purchase couples make so you want to have your numbers line up with your goals and budget. Learn how you can find the best mortgage rates when you house hunt! Finding the Best Mortgages Rates Are you two getting ready to start house hunting? Congratulations! When we were looking for our now current house, I remember the excitement of visiting and touring places. I also remember the other side of the house hunt: getting paperwork for the...


House Hunters: How to Find a Hidden Gem (and Not a Money Pit!)

Looking to buy a house you can comfortably afford? Today we’re going over how you can find a hidden gem and not a money pit! How to Find and Buy a House You Can Afford I don’t know how things are in your area, but here in the Triangle, the housing market is hot. Prices have shot up. The median price of homes currently listed in Raleigh is $379,000. To give you some context, a townhouse on our street went for more than double what we paid for our single-family house a few years ago. Just...


Most Common Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Are you house hunting or about to start? Learn how you can buy the right house for you and your budget. Mistakes Home Buyers Make Buying a house is usually one of the biggest purchases you can make and the financial paperwork of getting a mortgage gets complicated quickly. Besides having a down payment ready, you have other costs like If you’re buying a $300,000 home, you’re looking at paying anywhere from $6,000 to $15,000 in closing costs. If you’re living in an HCOL area, those...


How to Build a Profitable Side Hustle from Home

Carla Titus shares the realities of running a profitable business from home and how she and her husband created a system that fits their goals and family life! The Realities of Starting a Side Hustle from Home Nowadays it’s become more common for couples and families to diversify their income. Whether it’s because they looking to knock out some debt, save up for a house or another goal, or they want to pivot their career, couples are looking at side hustles. We’ve had several episodes...


How to Side Hustle Your Way Out of Debt

Feeling trapped by debt? Get the strategies, tactics, and resources to help you pay yours off faster! Using Side Hustles to Pay Off Your Student Loans and Other Debts Faster Depending on where you are with your financial journey you may be dealing with debt. In some cases, a mountain of it. Right now people are keeping an eye out on student loans and understandably so. It’s been estimated that 62% of college seniors who graduated from nonprofit colleges in 2019 had student loan...


Marriage & Money: Finding Your Work-Life Balance

Looking to balance work and family? LaTisha Styles shares her take and story on being a happily married entrepreneur! Entrepreneurs + Marriage One of the ways the pandemic has reshaped things is by seeing how many more people are working from home. I’ve seen different reports and estimates give ranging from 25-32%. Working from home offers many benefits, but has its challenges. I’ve been working from home for years and had a flow. When my husband went full-time remote and the kids did...


How to Diversify Your Income with Side Hustles

Looking to boost your income? Learn how to find and launch a side hustle so Are you thinking of starting a side hustle, but you're afraid of burnout? Learn how you can have the best of both worlds – diversify your income and earn money on the side while keeping it sustainable and fit around your schedule! Boost and Diversify Your Income All this month we’re focusing on ways to earn more. The concern though is about the time and effort involved with building up another stream of...