Mr. and Mrs. Bence

"The Money Marriage U Save course inspired us to communicate about our past, present, and future finance goals. The course was perfect for guiding us through discussions and giving us resources to execute our financial plans."

About this course

Grow as a couple using practical and science based approaches to saving money together. Learn using 9 video based lessons with engaging interactives sprinkled in each step, use our 40 page bonus workbook to deepen your knowledge, gain free access to our Money Date cards, and receive short motivational follow up messages after completing the course to help you stay on track.

Amanda Volz

Nationally Renowned Personal Finance Teacher NGPF Fellow, National Jump$tart Spotlight Teacher

"Money Marriage U Save is a perfect course for any couple who is looking to open the dialogue on how to save more money and develop better spending habits. The course was hands-on, reflective, and informational. It gave my husband and I many different ideas on savings strategies and helped open the dialogue even more about our finances. I'm looking forward to incorporating Money Dates on a regular basis!"

Course curriculum

    1. Money Marriage Save U

    2. Tutorial: How to interact with this learning management system

    3. Welcome message

    4. 3 different ways to take the course

    5. Course structure

    6. Money Scripts

    7. Money Scripts Assessment

    8. Introduction: 9 Steps to saving

    9. Introducing Adalynn and Jacob

    10. Introduction: Workbook

    1. Step 1: Save for emergencies

    2. Jacob and Adalynn facing a crisis without emergency savings

    3. Make a prediction

    4. Income Volatility

    5. The growth of freelancers

    6. How to smooth out income volatility

    7. Make a prediction

    8. Expense shocks

    9. Smoothing out cash flow

    10. Health care

    11. How much to save

    12. Considerations for saving more for emergencies

    13. Understanding your responses

    14. Welcome Dr. Ross

    15. Financial stress and review

    16. Optional Reflection

    17. Step 1 Workbook: Bonus resources and activities

    18. What we should remember in 10 years

    1. Step 2: Assess your financial health

    2. Jacob and Adalynn get a checkup

    3. Rules of thumb

    4. Defining Financial Health

    5. FinHealth Score® by the Financial Health Network

    6. Understanding Your Financial Health Score

    7. Understanding your circumstances and review

    8. Optional Reflection

    9. Step 2 Workbook: Bonus resources and activities [download to respond to any workbook questions]

    10. What we should remember in 10 years

    1. Step 3: Establish savings goals with your spouse

    2. Jacob and Adalynn discuss establishing a savings goal

    3. Fighting about money

    4. The emotional distress of money fights

    5. How to establish a savings goal

    6. The What the Hell Effect

    7. Reflect: The What the Hell Effect

    8. Saving is not a straight line

    9. Schedule your Money Date and review

    10. Optional Reflection

    11. Step 3 Workbook: Bonus resources and activities [download to respond to any workbook questions]

    12. What we should remember in 10 years

    13. Optional Resource: Emergency Savings Calculator

    1. Step 4: Understand your thinking, attitude, and environment

    2. Jacob and Adalynn discuss how their environment influences their decisions

    3. Flash quiz

    4. The bat and the ball answer

    5. System 1 and System 2

    6. Fast fact question

    7. Fast fact answer

    8. How do you react?

    9. Emotional regulation

    10. Bandwidth

    11. Decision fatigue

    12. Check for understanding

    13. The Hedonic Treadmill

    14. Reflect

    15. The Habit Loop

    16. Check for understanding

    17. Introducing the Awareness Test

    18. The Awareness Test [Click on the screen to begin]

    19. Present bias -- what you see is all there is

    20. The past is not predictive [Click on the screen to begin]

    21. Behavior change strategies

    22. Loss aversion

    23. Check for understanding

    24. Overview: The Decision Lab

    25. Optional: Extend your learning

    26. Changing your environment

    27. How to change your environment

    28. Check for understanding

    29. Review

    30. Optional Reflection

    31. Step 4 Workbook: Bonus resources and activities [download to respond to any workbook questions]

    32. What we should remember in 10 years

    1. Step 5: Recruit your all-star savings team

    2. Jacob and Adalynn form their all-star savings team

    3. Group exercise and group savings

    4. Make a prediction

    5. Strategies to save as a team

    6. Will you and your partner announce your savings goal?

    7. Fogg Behavior Model

    8. Check for understanding

    9. How you can support each other and review

    10. Optional Reflection

    11. Step 5 Workbook: Bonus resources and activities [download to respond to any workbook questions]

    12. What we should remember in 10 years

About this course

  • Free
  • 162 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Julius Prezelski

Nationally Renowned Personal Finance Teacher, NGPF Fellow, 2021 Ted Beck Effective Educator Award

"I wish I had the guidance Modern Husbands offers 29 years ago when I got married! Modern Husbands will help you with one of the most important parts of marriage, managing your finances! This course will simplify a difficult process for many and help couples discuss money more freely, creating less tension. 'The Money Date Cards' are a great conversation starter about your values and money beliefs! Modern marriages will surely have fewer financial mistakes after this course!"


Brian Page

Founder and Instructor

I spent 15 years as a personal finance and economics educator. I was recognized as a National Educator of the Year by the Milken Foundation and Ohio Department of Education, a CNN Money Hero, and a former Working Group Member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. During that time, I helped develop personal finance content for NGPF, VISA, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School KWHS program, George Washington University GFLEC, and the Ohio Department of Education. I served in advisory roles with the Council on Economic Education (National) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where I am now a Visiting Scholar.​ I brought research-based financial behavior findings to the classroom throughout my career to empower students to manage money independently and did the same through online instruction with NGPF to support personal finance teachers. My mission is to provide engaging and evidence-based money lessons for couples.

Dr. Bruce Ross


Dr. Donald (Bruce) Ross III, AFC® CFT-I™ is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. He holds a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and a specialization in financial counseling & financial therapy practices. Dr. Ross is the Current secretary and past President of the Financial Therapy Association and is an Accredited Financial Counselor.

Dustin Voss

Nationally Renowned Personal Finance Teacher; Leads Financial Education for Chicago Public Schools

"Before the course, my spouse and I talked at (sometimes shouted) each other about money. Now, thanks to Brian and his team, we're having money conversations and it is positively impacting so many aspects of our relationship."