054: Finding Financial Harmony in Marriage

Podcast Guest: Ryan Law
054: Finding Financial Harmony in Marriage

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In this Episode

Ryan Law joins Dr. Dave Schramm and Dr. Liz Hale to discuss how partners can have a healthy money relationship. Ryan talks about the importance of regular financial planning
meetings and understanding your partner’s attitudes, beliefs and experiences with money.

0:00 – Introduction: Who is Ryan Law?
2:32 - Why is money a common struggle in relationships?
3:38 – The Habitudes Quiz
6:27 – Tips for a healthy money relationship?
9:42 – When is the ideal time to talk about money?
11:42 – Financial Infidelity
15:20 – Monthly financial meetings
18:34 – Financial Goals
20:36 - Ryan’s Resources
21:49 – What is the key to a stronger marriage connection?
28:40 – Takeaways

Insights and Invites


“People will do things for reasons that make sense to them.” - Dave Schramm
"Today is the right day to start having financial conversations." -Ryan Law
"And it doesn't mean that one is right and one is wrong" - Liz Hale


  • Sign up for Ryan Law’s email list.
  • Schedule a monthly financial planning meeting with your partner to discuss what you
    spent last month and make some guidelines for the next month!
  • Make a separate savings account for a specific fun financial goal! Ex. Disneyland trip,
    backyard upgrade etc.

About Ryan Law:

Ryan Law is the Director of the Utah Valley University (UVU) Money Success Center. He is an award-winning educator who teaches the Financial Counseling courses as part of the Personal Financial Planning program at UVU. Ryan is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional (CFP®) and an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®). Ryan is the author of the books, “Student Loan Planning,” “Make Positive Changes” and co-editor of the book “Financial Counseling.” Ryan and his wife, Traci, have been married for 24 years and they live in Utah county with their 5 children.

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