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Money Habitudes

Money Habitudes® is a fun, game-like toolkit in the form of a deck of cards. The simple but effective activity is used as a financial conversation starter and a money personality test. It can be employed as an ice breaker, a stand-alone class or a module that is part of other relationship and/or financial programs. […]

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Helping Couples Address Financial Issues

According to researchers, money is one of the top five sources of conflict for couples. The others are time, sex, child rearing and in-laws. The charge of Marriage/Relationship Education (MRE) practitioners is to teach couples how to manage conflict of any nature. With the right skills, no matter what the conflict is, the couple should […]

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Financial Stress and Couple Relationships Collection by Topic

Table of Contents: Acronyms and Abbreviations Definitions Introduction Research on Couple Stability and Economic Stability Economic Stress and Couple/Marital Stability Economics and Entry into Marriage Key Issues Couples Face in Money Management Relationship Finances & Asset Development: Providing Financial Information to Couples Reports News Articles and Blogs Tips for Couples Financial Education, Asset Development and […]

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Understanding Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The purpose of this Tip Sheet is to provide marriage and relationship education practitioners with an overview of TANF’s four goals so that they better understand how TANF can be used as a possible source of funding for healthy marriage and relationship services. It is important to note that TANF regulations vary by state and […]

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Sustaining Your Marriage as an Empty Nester or Retiree

Transitions are a part of life. These natural transitions may involve children growing up and moving away, the loss of a parent, or retirement. Individuals respond differently to mid-life transitions based on gender, background and family support. While a mild level of anxiety is common, some find the changes more difficult than others. This tip […]

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Testimony of Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Senior Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Before the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on AppropriationsU.S. Senate, October 6, 2005

In this testimony presented to the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations on October 6, 2005, a case is made for the development of federal programs to promote marriage and for supporting a proposal by Senator Brownback for Marriage Development Accounts and for Pre-Marriage Development Accounts. It begins by summarizing […]

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Weathering Relationships through the Economic Crisis

Presented by the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center on March 25, 2009, this one hour, 30 minutes webinar focuses on how severe economic stress affects couple relationships and children, strategies Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood educators can use to help couples cope with economic stress, and how Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood program providers can […]

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09 Jan
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Part 1: Marriage, Employment and Family Economic Success

This compilation includes audio recordings and materials for the first of three policy seminars that shares findings from federally funded Healthy Marriage and relationship programs. This 1 hour, 30 minutes seminar was held on May 16, 2008, in the U.S. House of Representatives, and focused on marriage, employment, and economic success. Speakers were divided into […]

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