Derek and Carrie Olsen

Derek and Carrie Olsen are a dynamic duo who are passionate about finances and marriage.   They generously share their budget, discuss money and conduct workshops to help to build conversations about money.

Even though Derek and Carrie are new parents, the have great advice.  Carrie often reminds herself.  “I’m a good Mom.”  With so many different perspectives on parenting and often they are conflicting, so Carrie changes her focus.  “Focus on I’m a good Mom to my daughter.”

Derek believes their greatest success is following their passion.  “If you never make that choice, then it might never happen.”

“I just love helping other married couples come together when it comes to money.” Derek

Derek and Carrie recommend:
Internet: Zaarly (Home service experts)
Charity: Affordable Christmas Kansas
Charity: Affordable Christmas St Louis
Charity: Red Cross
Internet: The One You Feed
Book: 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller
Book: The Wonder Weeks by Hetty van de Rijt Ph.D and Frans Plooij Ph.D

Carrie’s tips for Webinars:

  1. Have interaction.
  2. Mould your message to fit the audience.

Webinar platforms:
Adobe Connect
GoTo Meeting

Derek and Carrie’s top tips on having Conversations about Money:

  1. Talk about it.
  2. Put yourself in your partner’s shoes.
  3. Do a monthly budget together, each and every month.

“You’re a good parent.  You’re a good Mom.  You’re a good Dad.” Carrie

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