Brandon Davies, a key contributor to the BYU basketball team was suspended for the remainder of the season due to violating the school’s moral code. Upon hearing the news, BYU promptly got blown out in their next game. Since Davies was the 3rd leading scorer and top rebounder on the team, his abscence will more than likely derail the school’s chances @ winning the title. It happens every year, an injury here, a suspension there affects the team’s run at a national title.
Likewise, if either you are your partner isn’t fully committed to competing in Marriage Madness it will derail your opportunity at possibly winning the Marriage Madness title and gaining Financial Freedom. After reading the last few blogs you still aren’t completely focused, what can you do to correct it?
The goal of competing in Marriage Madness is appropriately stated in the book Financially Ever After by Jeff Opdyke. The goal is to help:
- Understand personal finance in the context of family, instead of operating as if you are single.
- Help you realize you face a rash of money issues neither of you contemplated while dating (and if you did contemplate them, you recognize that you were – and likely still are – too intimidated to broach the topic without fear of a money fight);
- Or, you are trying to figure out how to operate financially, how you both use money and how you both communicate with one another about money.
As the coach of BYU will tell his players..I as your coach will tell you, the only chance you have at winning is playing the games and playing to win.