Marriage is a beautiful thing. You get a best friend for life that loves you, laughs at your bad jokes and tells you when you have one of those stray hairs in your nose.
Your spouse is your friend, your partner-in-crime and that person who simply tells you like it is. It’s all in the vows, right? You’re supported in good times and bad, in sickness and health, for all our days on earth.
Does all this lovey-dovey, schmoopie talk mean that we agree on everything too?
Of course not – especially when it comes to money!
That is why a lot of families (including ours) work together to develop cash flow plans (or budgets) each month. My wife Nicole and I dubbed our get together the “Budget Party”. We get together for a kid-free evening of planning, dreaming and number crunching on the 1st of each month. We review our spending from last month and plan out our spending for the next month. This helps us to come to an agreement on our financial direction before the month begins.
When we started our monthly budget parties around 2011, we used excel. That worked fine for a while.
A couple of years later we jumped into Mint. That system had automated features that allowed our accounts to easily sync instead of manually loading in the results. That made Mint a clear winner over a traditional excel sheet. For the last 5+ years, we’ve been using Mint and loving it.
Today, we’re going to learn about a whole new budgeting app called Honeyfi.
Like Mint, this app also has account syncing, but Honeyfi differentiates itself by focusing on the marriage dynamic. It’s a budgeting app specifically geared toward couples. Given my love for a good budget, I had to invite the founders of this new company on the show so we could nerd out about marriage and money.
Ramy Serageldin and Sam Schultz are two of the founders of Honeyfi. Both of these gentlemen have lived through the trials and tribulations of finding financial harmony in marriage. Knowing there is a need in this marital finance market, they came up with a solution.
What are we covering today?
Ramy, Sam and I discuss:
- How this company came together
- Why Honeyfi is the right app for couple’s who budget
- Why budgeting will help you find harmony in your marriage
I think this conversation will hit home for all the married folks out there. We all know discussing finances can be difficult. With the right tools, we can all have a healthy and wealthy marriage.
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Carpe Diem Quote
“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do.” -Barbara De Angelis
Do you budget with your spouse?
Has it helped the communication in your marriage?