Having Trouble Talking to
Your Spouse About the Finances?
| Knowing Your Financial Situation| Prominent Money Myths and the Facts that oppose them| How our Cultural Norms and Expectations influence how we show up financially in marriage| Realize how much you know / don’t know about your finances| Understand that your decisions are influenced whether you admit they are or not| Identify the role your personality has in this and what shapes it| Identify outside influences and the effect they have on your money decisions| Develop a running list of skills that will affect your personal communication on money matters.
| Temperament, how it affects your finances, & how your Islamic values regulate it. | Normative Assumptions About Marital Roles: Earnings, Assets, and Liabilities in Marriage | What characteristics is marriage based off of Islamically? | Compatibility: Socially, Economically, Intellectually, and Spiritually. | Ongoing anger and disappointment about money and how it destroys relationships. | Mechanisms to form and understand your relationships vis-à-vis money. | The power of recognition and forgiveness. | Communication: A Framework for Avoiding Resentment and Finding Solutions.
| Your inner voice will control how you react in marriage and money. | Self-Accountability (Muhasaba) and your Locus of Control. | Self-control (Muraqaba) and its effect on your financial models. | 3 Levels of Your Financial Plan. | The power of compounding. | Life cycle Budgeting vs. Lifestyle Budgeting. | Creating Succession Plans. | Steps to budgeting, saving, and investing.
| Major events in your marital life that will impact your financial decisions. | Life Cycle Events and what to expect. | How typical financial planning works. | Implementing a Vision for your financial life. | How your money models inform your visions. | Mapping out where your visions affect your money. | Creating a charter for your family’s financial success. | How to create Money Agreements that align you and your spouse.