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Start, Strengthen, or Rebuild Your Marriage

Our Marriage Toolkit empowers couples with evidence based ideas from 40+ of the nation’s leading experts in managing money and the home as a team. 

Toolkit Topics

6 Topics (60+ Subtopics) & Bonus Resources

Money conversations

Health, happiness, and chores

Credit and debt management

Retirement, insurance, and risk management

Family and career planning

Money management

Bonus resources

60+ Short Video Clips

Supporting Activities & Text

Illustrative Graphics

Conversation Prompts

Resources (e.g., Budgets)

40+ Leading National Experts

Start Your Marriage

Engaged and newlywed couples use our Toolkit to start their marriages with good habits.


Strengthen Your Marriage

For most couples there is an immediate decline in happiness following the wedding day.* Couples use our Marriage Toolkit to strengthen their marriages.

Rebuild Your Marriage

"Money Causes the Most Stress for Married Couples” - 2018 Harris Poll

“25% of Married Couples Divorce Over Chores” - Harvard Business School

Couples use our Marriage Toolkit to rebuild their marriages.


$249 ($150 off)

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Bill Yount

Hey, I am Bill.

I am a 57-year-old practicing Emergency Physician, happily married with fraternal twin boys. I learned how to care for people’s health without learning how to care for my own money and financial well-being. 

I am a late-starter who woke up to Financial Independence at 50. I lived largely a paycheck-to-paycheck existence in the rat race, on the hedonic treadmill. I spent first and saved last. I knew largely nothing about investing and personal finance. It seems like I made most mistakes in the financial book. Waking up was painful, full of what-if regrets and shame. Recovery has been hard but oh so rewarding. 

My mission is to help other late starters start now and get others to start as early as possible on their individual journeys to financial independence. Money is a powerful tool and about mindset, mechanics, and life. We all deserve to live a balanced life of financial freedom and time abundance. 

Let’s get there together. You can also find me at Catching up to FI and Financial Literacy Project.

If you want to read more about my story, read my blog post, “Saving Our Retirement“, on Humble Dollar.  

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Jackie Cummings Koski

Hey, I am Jackie, a mom of one adult daughter, and was a  late starter that managed to catch up.

After overcoming poverty, divorce and single motherhood, I finally started waking up about my finances at the age of 38. I knew I was way behind and felt it every day for nearly a decade.

Before pulling things together financially, it took some real mindset shifts. Most of my progress to repair my money woes was at the intersection of curiosity, community and careful planning for my circumstances.

I reached financial independence about ten years later and officially retired from my corporate job at 49. I remained curious about personal finance and still had a burning passion to help others, especially those getting a late start like I did. I earned my CFP®  and AFC® credentials; and went back to school to get a master’s degree in financial planning & financial therapy from Kansas State University.

Before all that, I wrote a book titled “Money Letters 2 my Daughter”  in 2013 to share everything I was learning about money and personal finance with my daughter (a high schooler at the time). My new book, “F.I.R.E. for Dummies” was just released in April 2024.

I live by a “lift as I climb” mentality and get my smiles when I see others succeed.  I shared my story on Podcast episode #7 

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Meet The Team


Justin (and Haley) Brown-Woods

The value here is ridiculous! The toolkit is a treasure trove of essential advice from the nation's leading experts!


Meadow (and Jack) Goins

This toolkit is incredible to spark conversation for starting our marriage and for people looking to improve the current state of theirs!


Caleigh Jacobs (future Mrs. Herring) and Cliff Herring

I frequently paused the thought-provoking videos with the content experts to start a conversation with my fiancé on the topics!

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