Love may make the world go ‘round, but disagreements over money can stop even the best relationship dead in its tracks. That may be why so many couples avoid the topic entirely – particularly in the early stages of a relationship.

So how do you begin talking about the topic of money without damaging what otherwise may be a deeply fulfilling relationship? First, be honest with yourself about how you personally feel about money. Ask yourself how your parents dealt with money, what it meant to you when you were growing up, and how you dealt with it in past relationships.

Often sitting down and making a list of goals with your partner can allow you to make a long term plan by helping you both determine:

How much to save each month;

How to focus on savings for a healthy retirement;

How to set up an emergency fund; and,

What are your different investment styles?

Health, wealth and relationships are three of the biggest challenges you need to master on your journey to achieving your dream life!

Health

It is true that “health is gold” and “if you’ve got your health, you’ve got everything” in life! If you are sick, or your body is broken and you are subject to expensive medical treatments and afflicted by pain, it is hard to achieve happiness in life. It is important to take care of your health and to keep your stress levels low and to care enough about yourself to invest time, effort and energy into taking care of you!

Wealth

Although “money can’t buy happiness” and greed for material things will not satisfy you in the end, nevertheless we should develop a healthy attitude towards money, using it to achieve our dreams and become the person we’ve always wanted to be. These days, you need to be smart with your cash and come up with other ways to make money that don’t require you to work all hours to make ends meet. You can achieve financial independence and start living the life you’ve always wanted! Start living the new dream of prosperity!

Working with Laurie and the Discovery Process Can help you figure out a good strategy so you both feel comfortable with your conversations and strategies around money.