If you’re experiencing stress in your relationship, you’re not alone. While the reasons will vary from couple to couple, the American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey found that 31% of adults with partners attribute money as a major source of conflict in their relationship.

Another survey by Suntrust had similar findings in that 35% of people they polled blamed finances for the stress in their relationship.

For many couples the first step to taking control begins with establishing a budget. But our guest today says that a budget is only a band aid unless you look beyond the numbers on your spreadsheet.

Today we’re speaking with Nick Elkins, a personal finance coach that specializes in helping families improve their finances.

Nick will be sharing some common misconceptions and important considerations around budgeting. He’s also going to share how to approach the subject of finances with your spouse to increase the likelihood of long-term success.

To learn more about Nick Elkins go to https://familyfinancefreedom.com

Philipp Lomboy

Philipp Lomboy is a Los Angeles-based writer covering business, leadership, and innovation. He is also a podcast host and author of the bestselling books "The 5-Star Formula" and "Bodybuilders in Tutus and 35 Other Obscure Business-Boosting Observations". His work has been seen on BusinessWeek.com, USAToday.com, and CNN.com.