The Dave Ramsey Show can be heard weekdays from 6 to 10 on KIT.  Dave’s advice is simple, sane, and solid and it’s always interesting to hear how couples react to it.  It’s fun to hear the happy, positive, supportive interactions between husbands and wives who are on the same financial page.   You can feel the frustration in the voices of those who aren’t.

A study by Jason S. Carroll, Ph.D., an associate professor of family life at Brigham Young University found,"Materialism may cause spouses to spend money unwisely, which creates financial stress in the marriage."   No Kidding.  On the other hand, couples who do not think money and possessions are important have stronger, more satisfying marriages and fight less than their materialistic counterparts.  Dave Ramsey learned a lot of financial lessons the hard way and he hopes to spare you the pain. One thing he knows and the study reported in the Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, Prioritize financial planning with your spouse and pinching pennies could contribute to a very rich union.  Of course there is less to fight about when you are debt free!!  (Women's Health)