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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Oct 23, 2019

After watching so many couples struggle over money, Scott & Bethany Palmer set out to find
out why. After a decade of research with a Stanford scientist, they cracked the code
to stop the money issues that so often lead to divorce. They discovered that money “issues” aren’t really about dollars and cents -- the real problem is a couple’s struggle to communicate about and agree on money. They developed The 5 Money Personalities to help couples understand their own unique perspectives and behaviors when it comes to money, learn more about their partner’s money personalities, and better communicate in a way that builds rich relationships   They are the bestselling authors of numerous books, including The 5 Money Personalities and The 5 Money Conversations to Have with Your Kids. The Money Couple’s insight and expertise has been featured on Good Morning America, FOX News, CNN, HLN, Hallmark, Forbes, US News & World Report, Women’s Health, Prevention, POPSUGAR, Brides, FIRST for Women,
and many more.

You’ve heard of the Five Love Languages (and if not, Google it immediately), now join us as Bethany and Scott and I discuss Money Languages.  With a combined 50 years of experience in financial planning, and a decade of research-based study, Bethany and Scott have unlocked one of the leading causes of divorce… money fights.  In this episode they will discuss what they found in their research, and teach us how to find our “Spending Personalities.”  Once we know how we are with money and spending, we can learn to communicate in a more loving and productive manner, alleviating much of the unnecessary strife in our relationships. 


It isn’t about how much money you have or don’t have. It’s not about your debt or your budget. It’s about your relationship.” - Scott and Bethany Palmer

Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • How advising a divorcing couple sent them down a decade long quest to help married couples talk about money.
  • 70% of all Divorcees site “money” as the cause.
  • There is a money component about almost every decision.
  • Labeling the Money Personality can help depersonalize the “habit” for more productive discussions.
  • The Five Money Personalities
    • Spender
    • Saver
    • Security Seeker
    • Risk Taker
    • Flyer
  • How kids “spend” their candy is a clue to their money personality (see next episode).


Connect with The Palmers


  • The Money Couple Website
  • The Five Money Personalities Book
  • Money Personality Test





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