Money and relationships
Join us on October 4, 2017, at downtown Denver’s Capital One Café for a fun game about money and relationships and so you and your partner can lay the foundation for financial freedom.
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The money and relationships game
The Newlywed Game premiered in 1966 to let America enjoy how well newlyweds knew each other because, well, they were newly wed. The premise was that these couples wouldn’t know each other as well as couples with more history behind them than in front of them. Many couples today, however, are perpetual newlyweds when it comes to money and that can make for stressful relationships.
That’s why we’re excited to partner again with Capital One and Denver’s Capital One Café for their new Money and Relationships campaign. Capital One Cafés across the country host Money and Relationships Workshops because money plays an integral part in the success of relationships. A recent study shows that money plays a role in 59% of divorces. As a couple who had our own money struggle, these workshops will be helpful for you and your partner.
Our money and relationships story
Couples usually get together because of hormones and pheromones, not credit scores and debt-to-income ratios. However, it’s credit scores and debt-to-income ratios that can end a relationship. We’re no different. It was only a year and a half after we got together that we had a serious talk about our money and learned that we were in a seriously precarious situation.
Despite both being in financial services who helped other people with their money, we were two thirty-something professionals in $51,000 worth of credit card debt and who lived in a rented, basement apartment. This put a lot of stress on us and our relationship.
Not only were neither of us good at managing our money as individuals, we were poor with managing our money as a partnership. We managed our money in silos, spent our money unconsciously and didn’t create plans to achieve our individual and mutual goals.
Without much help from anyone, we figured out how to change our circumstances. But, this took time and wasn’t easy. Fortunately, because of Capital One, couples don’t have to go it alone anymore.
That’s why we want you to join us on October 4th at 5 p.m. at the Capital One Café at 1550 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202 for fun and talk about money and relationships.
Making your money and relationship work with workshops that are money
To introduce Capital One Café’s Money and Relationships Money Workshops to Denver, on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 5 pm, Capital One is hosting a live, playful game called Money Matched where Denver metro area couples, including yours truly, will discover how well we know (or don’t know) our partner’s money values.
Moderated by our friend and Capital One Money Coach, Megan Lathrop, the couples will be asked a series of questions in an interactive game show format in front of a live audience. As a couple who puts themselves out there as the voice of LGBTQ money, this is a bit scary, it may be eye-opening, but it will definitely be fun. The event will be followed by the first in a series of Money and Relationships workshops, geared towards helping couples establish healthy communication habits when it comes to their money and making financial decisions.
To strengthen your personal relationship by strengthening your financial relationship, join us to see how you compare to us and other couples in Denver and to learn how Capital One Café can help you and your partner can become financially successful.
For more information or to sign up for a workshop, visit Capital One.
Won’t be in Denver Wednesday, October 4, 2017?
If you’re not in the Denver metro area on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, to join in the fun of finance, you have another chance to play Money Matched and to hear more about the free Money and Relationships workshops. If you’re in the Philadelphia Metro Area on Wednesday, October 18th at 5 p.m. in Philadelphia’s Capital One Café at 135 S 17th St. Suite A, Philadelphia, PA 19103.