The His and Her Money Show

Financial planning is one area that causes a great deal of anxiety for blended families. Managing your blended family's finances, wills, beneficiaries, and legal issues can be confusing and even aggravating.

We all need basic tools and understanding to manage our finances, get out of debt, and start building the future we long for.

Ron Deal brings a practical and non-judgmental perspective to blended families' finances. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and director of FamilyLife Blended™.

Ron Deal expertly and practically identifies common money traps that can cause serious financial, relational, and spiritual setbacks in blended families.

He gives the information to prevent these problems and achieve financial peace as a blended family.


What You Will Learn:

  • What Ron Deal means by “blended families.”
  • How to plan the use of money between couples
  • Traditional money advice for blended families.
  • How blended families should approach the topic of paying for college. 
  • How to approach blended families’ financial conversations
  • A glimpse of what to expect from Ron’s book on smart stepfamily finance guide.
  • Ron’s advice on initiating a financial conversation with a partner


Resources Mentioned:

Ron Deal’s Book: 

Connect with Ron Deal:

Family Blended Life Podcast

Summit on Stepfamily Ministry

Blended and Blessed

His and Her Money Show

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In this episode, we are going to talk about student loans. To help us debunk issues surrounding student loans is Kristina Ellis. Kristina Ellis is a renowned author of several books, including “Confessions of a scholarship winner.” she earned over half a million dollars worth of college scholarships.

Currently, she advocates for students to achieve debt-free education as she believes no student deserves to be burdened by student loans.

She advocates for parents to engage their kids in student loan conversations early as it's never too early for parents to help kids understand the value of a college education. But what about all those student loans? How do you help your kids understand the responsibility of taking on debt?

There are several ways to pay for college without taking on student loans, including attending an affordable community college before transferring, working part-time while studying, and studying abroad.

You can get out of student loan debt, and it’s not hard, and anyone can do it. Listen in to learn the seven baby steps that will help in debt repayment, student loan forgiveness, scholarship opportunities, and how different they are from grants and other great discussions.


What You Will Learn

  • The strategies Kristina laid out and implemented to pay off her student loan.
  • The seven baby steps to paying off student loans.
  • All about student loan forgiveness.
  • How student loan forgiveness can be an opportunity for a greater impact on student loan repayment.
  • Tidbits on how to navigate student loan conversations with kids.
  • Scholarship search engines.
  • The difference between school grants and scholarships.
  • The application process for scholarships.
  • Other ways of going to college debt-free.

Connect with the Kristina Ellis

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In this episode of His and Her Money Show, we are joined by Dharius Daniels, a motivational speaker, coach, pastor, and the author of the book: Your Purpose is Calling.

Dharius Daniels explains how you can find your true purpose in life. He talks about how you can make an impact in the world, the actual definition of purpose, how to get out of the wrong box that people are trying to put you in, and finding the clues in your life that help finds your true purpose. 

What you will learn: 

  • Dharius Daniel’s background information
  • Making an impact in the world
  • Dharius’s journey to discovering purpose
  • The definition of purpose
  • Balancing the different voices in your life 
  • How to get out of the wrong box that people are trying to put you in
  • Finding the clues in your life that help find your purpose
  • Having healthy conversations with our significant others about God’s calling
  • Overcoming the fear of finding your true purpose


Episode resources

Connect with Dharius Daniels:

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Finding the career that's right for you isn't always easy. What are your interests? What are you good at? How will your education, location, and etcetera affect your options?

There are a lot of factors to consider, but even after narrowing it all down, you might catch yourself starting to rethink. 

Is this REALLY what you're meant to be doing? A lot of us can feel stuck doing things we really don't want to be doing, and even have "dream jobs" that just seem unattainable -- but believe it or not, they aren't!

For today's episode of the His & Her Money Show, best-selling author and Dave Ramsey team member Ken Coleman is joining us yet again to spread some inspiration and let everybody know all about his latest book, From Paycheck To Purpose: The Clear Path To Doing What You Love!


What You Will Learn

  • The moment Ken realized it was time to switch up his career path.
  • Things to keep in mind while figuring out the job that's right for you.
  • An in-depth look at what you might learn From Paycheck To Purpose.
  • Why fulfilling jobs are important.


Resources Mentioned

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In this episode of His and Her Money Show, we are joined by Stephen Chandler, the Pastor of The Union Church based outside Washington D.C, to talk about how we can stop waiting for permission and move towards achieving our dreams.

Pastor Stephen Chandler talks about the story behind his book: Stop Waiting For Permission, why good is not good enough, the internal work you need to do to break free from childhood comparison traps, and how to include your spouse in your success journey. He also shares some tips on maximizing your potential and unleashing your gifts. Tune in to learn more!

What You Will Learn

  • The story behind the book: Stop Waiting for Permission
  • Why good is not good enough
  • Overcoming your frustrations and following your dreams
  • The internal work that you need to do to break free from childhood comparison traps
  • Tips to stop waiting for permission
  • Maximizing your potential and unleashing your gifts
  • The chapter: No pain, no pain
  • How to include your spouse in the journey to achieving your dreams
  • Stephen’s most positive results after putting in the hard work
  • What you will find inside the pages of the book: Stop Waiting for Permission

Resources Mentioned

Connect with Stephen Chandler:

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The topic of the day is generational wealth. We are pleased to be joined by Portia Wood, an estate attorney.

She‘s an expert and shares her knowledge with us on the things we need to consider that we may not be considering when it comes to our efforts to build generational wealth. 

Portia believes that intergenerational wealth is everyone's right, not a privilege reserved for the wealthy. The ability to pass on one's wealth is crucial to building intergenerational wealth.

Achieving wealth takes more than just hard work and skill. And it takes a plan that balances today's needs with tomorrow's security. Creating a plan is the first step toward building wealth.


What You Will Learn:

  • How Portia found herself practicing as an estate attorney.
  • The definition of generational wealth.
  • Who is eligible to have a Trust.
  • Best practices of establishing a Trust.
  • Advice for a single person with no kids.
  • Basics of estate planning.
  • Types of conversations to have with kids to prepare their mindset for entrepreneurship.
  • How families should teach kids the aspects of wealth.
  • The Role of estate attorneys

Connect with the Wood Legal Group


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