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“Catching up with the Careys” is practical, Godly-based, relationship advice for engaged or married couples given by Husband & Wife team, Keith & Vania Carey. Keith Carey has over 10 yrs experience as a marriage counselor. He is the Pastor of “Faith in Action Ministries Incorporated” and works as a peer counselor. Vania Carey has over 20 yrs experience in Human Services and works as an addictions counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Services Counseling and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  

Longevity & Marriage Part 4: Finances

Finances is one of the biggest relationship stressors and therefore one of the top reasons for divorce. Here’s what worked for us in our marriage.

  1. Be transparent about your financial situation. Discuss your strengths and weaknesses regarding money. Build a plan to keep the strengths going and work on the weaknesses one at a time.
  2. Build a legacy for your future generations. Proverbs 13:22 says “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.”
  3. Build your joint monthly budget. We use the 50/20/20/10 formula (50% of income goes towards bills, 20% to savings & debt, 20% to leisure and 10% to tithes).
  4. Prioritize what’s important! A penny saved is a penny earned. Look through your bills and see where there’s waste. Cut what’s not important.

Finances – Catching Up with the Careys  was originally published on praisedc.com