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Bill has been working with his wife on a budget, and she is the reluctant free spirit. How does he continue to keep her involved?

QUESTION: Bill in South Dakota has been working with his wife on a budget, and she is the reluctant free spirit. She asked Bill to do Financial Peace University, and he was thrilled. Now, they haven’t done anything since then. How does he continue to keep her involved? Dave recommends showing her one of the videos.

ANSWER: Have dinner together and play one of the Financial Peace videos. Don’t ask her if she wants to watch it, tell her to watch it with you. She’s not abrasively against this, she’s just not sold. The envelope system introduced change, and that was scary to her.

The big thing that draws people in is that the information we teach makes so much sense. Your wife is very intelligent and a little bit cynical. She has her shields up since half the guys who go around pitching money programs are cons. She knows that and wonders what other conflicts of interest are in this situation. She wants to know what kind of a cult you’ve joined. Let the information speak to her heart and ring true, and it will pull her in.

The information feels like your grandmother talking to you, not some snake-oil salesman.

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