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Navigating the Changing Relationship with Your Spouse in Retirement with Ashley Quamme


In this episode of the Humans vs Retirement podcast, I get to have a great conversation with licensed marriage and family therapist and financial behavioural specialist, Ashley Quamme, about the challenges of communicating effectively with your spouse during retirement. We discuss how the changing relationship dynamic can affect retirement planning and offer tips for maintaining a healthy relationship during this new phase of life. Ashley also gives a brief rundown of her career and how she transitioned from marriage and family therapy to financial behavioural specialist.

What You’ll Learn

The listener will learn about:

  • The importance of communication and planning in relationships leading up to and during retirement

  • The challenges that couples face and the need for ongoing dialogue and flexibility.

  • Why both partners must be involved in financial planning.

  • Being vulnerable and seeking help when needed.

  • The value of travel and adventure in retirement.

  • The importance of flexibility and adaptability in response to change.

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About My Guest

Ashley Quamme is a licensed marriage and family therapist, financial behavioural specialist with extensive experience in couples relational work and founder of BAM Financial Consulting

As well as being a couple’s therapist, Ashley is married to a Financial Planner! Which means she gets to hear a lot about money, money management practices, and financial planning. Ashley believes the root of many financial issues are emotions, biases, problematic thinking patterns, and beliefs. If left unchecked, these modes for operating can wreak havoc on our lives.

Taking what she knows about emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and relationships in the clinical space and applying them in the financial sector is the work that she has come to be passionate about.

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