Empowering Couples to Thrive Financially as Spendthrifts and Tightwads with Scott Rick

“Your usage of money is going to affect your happiness one way or another. There’s no getting around that.”


Our host, Ed Coambs, embarks on a fascinating journey through the intricate maze of financial intimacy with Professor Scott Rick. They explore how money shapes our relationships and overall well-being. Listen in as Scott shares humorous and poignant insights from his book "Tightwads and Spendthrifts: Navigating the Money Minefield in Real Relationships," illuminating the profound effects of our financial behaviors. From the challenges of navigating spending habits between partners to the behavioral science that underpins our attitudes toward money, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone looking to balance love and finances.


Discover the compelling dynamics between tightwads and spendthrifts, and the impact these traits have on personal connections, as highlighted by personal anecdotes such as Ed’s son's quest for Air Jordans. Scott's expertise in financial psychology offers a fresh perspective on the significance of understanding where we fall on the financial behavior continuum. Ed and Scott uncover the importance of empathy and clear communication in financial planning for couples.


Wrapping up this enlightening discussion, they delve into the emotional complexities of gift-giving, budgeting for different personality types, and the transformative potential of financial therapy. So tune in, and let this episode guide you toward a deeper understanding of financial intimacy, the importance of strategic financial planning, and the joy that mindful money management can bring to you and your relationships.



Key Topics:

  •  Welcome, Scott Rick! (01:19)
  •  Money Habits and Relationships (01:50)
  •  Spending Habits and Personality Types (09:48)
  •  Financial Habits and Their Impact on Relationships (14:00)
  •  Financial Therapy and Relationships Dynamics (19:12)
  •  Personal Finance and Consumer Behavior (27:55)
  •  Money Mindset and Budgeting for Financial Wellness (32:09)
  •  Financial Compatibility in Relationships (38:57)






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