We spent money on Emily's new car.

We did not spend money on diapers, because my office threw an awesome diaper shower!!

We spent less money on groceries than we expected because I've been using coupons.

We almost spent money on another puppy but decided it wasn't the best timing for our lives right now.


One of the most important things I can say about money though, is to have a budget and a plan to make sure you do not spend more than you bring in. 

We talk about our spending and we get on the same page about how we choose to use our money.  Many relationships are affected by financial issues and financial pressures, so we work hard to stay on the same page, and to communicate regularly about our money.  A tip that I would share for any marriage (or couple that is preparing for marriage) is to determine a dollar amount that if you were ever going to spend over that amount, to talk with your spouse about it.

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