Are You A Relationship Score Keeper?

Keeping score in a relationship is, unfortunately, all too common. It becomes even more obvious when it’s the third time this week you’ve done dishes or you literally can’t remember the last time your partner initiated sex.

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A Long Distance Marriage

When Shawn was interviewing for the job he has currently, they told him that it would include traveling. As an (almost) newlywed, he made it known that he didn’t want to constantly be on the road going from installation from installation at the drop of a hat. They agreed that he shouldn’t, and wouldn’t go through that– especially since he had a really awesome wife he didn’t want to be away from he was going to be newly married and in a new state.

They said they understood that marriage is important, especially in the beginning years. They’re formative and can really set the tone of the marriage. And our tone wasn’t going to be Lonely Melissa, that was for sure.

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Episode # 025 – Married to the White Man

Today’s podcast is about cultural differences and how they can make marriage, parenting, and all-things-life-related just plain hard— because, it wasn’t hard enough already. We share a few things that we’ve noticed that differ from our white mother-in-laws compared to our Filipina mama; how growing up mixed is hard and confusing and downright lonely sometimes; and we share some tips on how to have a cross-cultural marriage without completely and totally offending your spouse.

Episode # 024 – Money Hack: Income v Expenses

After their trip to Las Vegas for Grant Cardone’s 10x Growth Con, Shawn was inspired to talk about this little financial tid-bit that he learned: earning more versus spending less. Something about this advice is hard to swallow. Maybe it’s because we, as a society, are taught that saving is the only way you’ll be able to have financial stability and freedom. So many people preach about saving, saving, and saving some more. However, many of the speakers at this conference detested that kind of mindset and said that it was promoting fear and scarcity. It’s hard to get out of that habit, though. We know it. We’ve been there.

Instead, these big-ballers explain that you have to jack-up your income instead of focusing on what you’re spending– especially if you’re trying to launch a business. They tell you to make so much income that it doesn’t matter how much you’re “throwing away” because you’re making it back in double the time.

Again, we know that this is hard advice to live by. Especially when you have Warren Buffet telling you to count your pennies and cut the coupons. But, it is a different approach that makes sense and makes us feel a little less guilty about being more aggressive with our money.