Want to increase attraction in your relationship? Talk about money

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  • Iron Rod Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 20, 2014 4:14 a.m.

    As I remember a song from the musical Oliver, Fagan sings this son. "........in this life just one thing counts, in the bank large amounts."

    Rather than expecting everything that their parents have taken years to accumulate perhaps some of these young married couples should expect less?

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 11:07 a.m.

    Know where your money IS. To do that Ya got to know what your buying, where your buying and when. Stop looking around. Be grateful for what you you get.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 5:19 a.m.

    When individuals and couples figure out that debit and credit cards are detrimental to financial independence do they become liberated and debt free. Most haven't figured it out yet that debt is inflationary to everyone becasue those who live on debt add 25% more on store prices. Stores must pay debt brokers 40-50% of their profit to brokers excessive fees to process debt transfers and payments. Debt and debit cards take several days to weeks before a retailer receives his receipts from his customers and must borrow money to cover his overhead while his money is processed from POS to his bank deposit.

    When consumers can say they don't have credit cards can they be free and in control of heir finances. I would recommend the destruction of credit and debit cards on the first day of marriage or cohabitation. Why pay banks to borrow you pay checks that have been deposited in your name? Being debit card free will give couples a 25-30% instant raise. Cash and carry everything, no exceptions, getting robbed is a myth to scare you from keeping money in your pockets.

  • I know it. I Live it. I Love it. Provo, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 7:54 p.m.

    It's not money as much as it's about being orderly in your character, organized in your stewardship, and upright in what you believe and do.

    Faith in God
    Well dressed
    Good hygiene
    Living an orderly life
    Being organized, not super-OCD, just on top of things.
    Finances in order
    Living addiction free
    Always being honest
    Positive attitude

    While no one fits all these perfectly, these resemble 'the good' we have the potential to be. I struggle as much as anyone at the command to be perfect, if not more. I just felt it was worth mentioning that talking money is simply one step on the ladder of living right. We often hear "it's what's on the inside that counts". The truth is that all of these things come from within us as an outward reflection of who we choose to be.

    I haven't seen anyone semi-decent in all these that wasn't attractive. But I've seen plenty of people who were REALLY bad at one, who weren't attractive at all. I've also been that person.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Aug. 18, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    Hold on....Most couples can't even afford to to go Kauai for a honeymoon. I wouldn't call that frugality. The trip still cost him around $2,000.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    BYU track star and his lovely bride should be commended for their frugality. They will have a happy marriage.

    Unfortunately this couple is the exception amongst today's young people. Far to many use credit cards to engage in excessive spending, which leads to horrendous debt. This inevitably leads to stress, marital discord, and divorce.

    There was a time in this Country when most young couples would honor the values of hard work and sacrifice. Sadly, that is the exception now.

  • BYU Track Star Los Angeles, CA
    Aug. 18, 2014 11:00 a.m.

    I'm blessed with a Financially astute Wife after my own heart. On our recent Honeymoon to Kauai, We dined at Costco, Shopped in the local Markets and arranged our lodging at a resort in Princeville through a time share broker. We saved thousands $.