How can couples get ahead in life?

By learning to live on one income and having fun with the second.

Elle Martinez is the founder of the popular website, and author of “Jumpstart Your Marriage + Money.” Elle site Couple Money, shares information about what matters most to couples looking at spending more time on what they love and less time on the financial minutia.

Her website Couple Money is to help couples ask questions and find tips, tools, and services that can  work out solutions that address their needs. Elle has been mentioned in or featured on sites such as Business Insider, Daily Finance, TurboTax, and Go Banking Rates.

In this episode we talk about why money conversations are hard to start, her podcast and what patterns she sees from interviewing over 200 people, how to approach disagreement with your SO, why she wrote a book, how to get your finances together, tips to increasing your income, her favorite money apps, and how to structure money dates.


Elle’s website:

Jumpstart Your Marriage + Money Book:

Email: elle (at)


Chad- “Received my bonus last check and upped the Emergency Fund back to $1000. Swagbucks has been giving out crazy video playlists lately and I’ve been able to stockpile giftcards for our upcoming trip. $25 to Texas Roadhouse. $35 to Walmart. $20 to Starbucks.” #moneywin

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