In some cases, it can be hard to get a significant other to fully come on board with a broke on purpose journey. It can be frustrating and off-putting that effort from half of the relationship is not being embraced by the other half . It shouldn’t be a surprise that Melody is full steam ahead on our Broke On Purpose journey and I’ve come up short with enthusiasm at times. It’s not that I’m against living broke on purpose, but when you see someone that is so excited about it, and so good at it most times the easiest…

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  As many of you know for us living Broke on Purpose is a team effort, but I have to be 100% honest. Marcus wasn’t always pulling his fair share as part of the team when Broke on Purpose first started. Now, I don’t say this to throw him under the bus, but I say it to answer a question that I get often from women that are married or in a serious relationship. “How do I get my spouse/significant other on board with living Broke on Purpose and wanting to pay off debt?”. I wish I could tell you…

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I still remember how excited I was after our second month living Broke on Purpose. It was actually working. As the months went by and we continued to tackle our debt I felt myself becoming more and more pumped and even more motivated to get members of my family on board with me. I wanted them to experience this same feel high that I was feeling. I wanted them to be able to yell “in your face!” to the credit card companies as they paid off the balance. It’s what I wanted, and I had to learn to accept that…

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