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Amanda Beckham is a Financial Analyst based in the suburbs of Chicago. She is the proud wife of Steven Beckham and Co-Founder of the website MoneyMakingMarriage. A proud dog mom, fitness enthusiast, and budget lover, she enjoys eating ice cream before dinner and helping friends accomplish goals. She strives to help other young couples set their marriage up for success and to grow/prosper a healthy relationship.
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‘Tis the season to go shopping! It seems everywhere you look, there are deals – online, commercials, catalogs. The Christmas shopping season has officially begun! Some couples love to spend lots of money on gifts – whether it be Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other special occasion. We choose to put limits on the amount of money we spend for each occasion. Here’s why: 1. It keeps us from placing a value on our relationship...

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Think you may have found a catch, or not sure what to look for you validate what you may feel like is “the one?” Here are some guidelines and qualities to keep an eye out for:  1. He is committed to Christ. His relationship with God comes first and you can see that in his actions. I put this quality first as it should be evident in everything listed below. His priorities, how he serves,...

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One of the most infamous questions you will ever get as a married person is– “How did you know they were the one?” Albeit, there are different answers pending on whom you ask, but here are a few ways to calm your wedding jitters. If you are waiting for your flawless Prince Charming to show up, you will be waiting forever. When it comes to a potential spouse, there will never be a perfect person....

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Thinking about having a baby? As a conversation that comes up in our house often, here are some things to consider in making your decision.   1. Your Emotional Stability As a Couple Are you and your spouse in a healthy place in your relationship? If things are not good now, having a baby isn’t going to fix your marriage. If you have serious relationship issues, take the time to invest in your marital relationship...

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Your first year of marriage is extremely foundational. They say the habits you form in year one can dictate the direction your marriage will continue down. Here are some good, practical marriage habits to help keep your relationship healthy and on the right track.   Have Regular Check-Ins. I cannot stress enough the importance of communication. When we first got married, my husband and I had regular weekly check-ins where we knew we could be...

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Trying to take control of your money but have having a hard time getting your spouse on board? Do you find it awkward or uncomfortable when you try to discuss the state of your finances? Does money often cause arguments in your relationship? Looking to change the future of your finances but need a little help getting the conversation going? It’s difficult when you find yourself in any of the above situations, but fear not!...

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As millennials, it seems we are trying to find the “sweet spot” – the age where you’re not too young to get married and sucking the fun out of your twenties, claiming responsibility, and the age where you suddenly look around and now all your friends are married and starting to have babies. We are trying to navigate through a changing phase of life, and hoping we don’t get left behind in the process. Dating,...

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Ladies, I will be the first to admit. Control is a HARD THING to overcome. As women, I think it is natural for us to want to take over a situation – as nurturers, we want to make sure everyone is provided for and everything is order. Here are some tips to help keep you sane and allow your husband to grow. Know your limitations Understand your limitations and don’t bury yourself! You will stress...

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I LOVE reflecting. There is something so cool about looking back and seeing how far you have come. Reflection allows you to see progress, and helps you to put language to your future – where you want to go. As my husband and I celebrate 1.5 years of marriage today, here are the recent things I am learning in marriage I wanted to share with all of you.   1. The Importance of Follow Through....

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In today’s society, it seems premarital counseling is often replaced with a “trial run” as couples are choosing to cohabit more and are pushing marriage off.  With couples getting married later or for those that do not have a strong faith connection, many feel they know what they need to know and are okay with bypassing counseling. However, here are some values of premarital counseling you may want to consider:   Pre-marital counseling helps to...

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