Jimmy Lopez

by | Feb 15, 2024

Love and Money

Today on Real Money, I had an intimate and vulnerable conversation with my husband, Jimmy Lopez, about love and money. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we wanted to share what’s on our hearts and give you a behind-the-scenes look at our lives. Jimmy is an amazing man, and I thought everybody could benefit from getting to know him and what’s in his heart. He’ll share some pretty vulnerable things about me too, so tune in and listen to some little nuggets from Jimmy.

In this article, I’ll take you on a journey of how we met and share some insights into our relationship. We’ll talk about topics such as emotional intelligence, vulnerability, stability in relationships, and communication. I’ll also share some of the questions I get from clients about singleness and checklists, credit scores, and financial stability.

Jimmy’s Impact and Audience Reception

The first time Jimmy was a guest on Real Money, the impact and audience reception he had has been overwhelmingly positive. His appearance on the show a year ago was one of the most listened to and still remains one of the most shared episodes. During his appearance, we shared some pretty vulnerable things about ourselves and each other, and I’m grateful that we had the opportunity to do so.

Since then, I have received numerous messages from listeners expressing their appreciation for Jimmy’s honesty and openness. Many have shared how they have been able to relate to his experiences and have found comfort in knowing that they are not alone in their struggles.

Through his appearance on Real Money, we have been able to connect with a wider audience and share my message of the importance of healthy communication and boundaries in relationships. I believe that by working together, men and women on this planet can have happier, healthier, and more loving lives together.

The Man Behind the Show

As a money coach, people often wonder who the man behind the show is. My husband, Jimmy, is an amazing man who has been a big part of my life for many years. We first met at an emotional intelligence class, and we quickly became friends.

Growing up, Jimmy had a blue-collar background and had to work hard to make a living. He has worked in construction and asphalt paving, and he knows what it’s like to put in long hours and hard work. He was often left alone during the summer, as was typical for our generation, and he had to learn how to take care of himself at a young age.

Despite the challenges he faced, Jimmy has always been a stable and reliable person. He has an 850 credit score, which is a testament to his financial responsibility and good decision-making skills.

When we first started dating, I was surprised to find out how compatible we were. We had a great connection and were able to communicate well with each other. Jimmy knew that I was the woman he wanted to marry, and we have now been married for almost five years.

Our marriage has had its ups and downs, but it has been the best five years of my life. Jimmy is a catch, and I feel lucky to have him in my life. He is a great example of how hard work and good decision-making can lead to a happy and successful life.

Meeting Story and Emotional Intelligence Background

I want to take you on a journey of how my husband and I met. We were both doing emotional intelligence classes at a center, and I had already graduated while he was still going through the program. At the time, I was still married to my ex-husband, but we connected and stayed in touch over the years. We would talk every now and then, see each other through business and work, and reconnected at church one Easter.

I was in a vulnerable position at the time, having just gone through a divorce and putting my life back together emotionally. However, Jimmy made it safe for me to be where I was at, and we became friends. It took me a while to realize that he was actually interested in me, and we started dating.

We connected on a different level of being able to communicate, and we just had a great connection. We were both emotionally intelligent and had the same tools to communicate. We were able to talk and get along, and it just felt right.

For my husband, what stood out the most about me was that I was stable. He appreciated that I had my life together and had an 840 credit score. He was also surprised that we were so compatible, as he had a different idea of what his type was.

Vulnerability and Stability in Relationship

I want to talk about the importance of vulnerability and stability in a relationship. As a money coach, I have seen many couples struggle with financial issues that stem from a lack of communication and trust in their relationship. Vulnerability and stability are two key factors that can help build a strong foundation for a healthy and happy relationship.

Being vulnerable means being open and honest with your partner about your thoughts, feelings, and fears. It means being willing to share your deepest emotions and insecurities without fear of judgment or rejection. When both partners are vulnerable with each other, it creates a sense of intimacy and trust that is essential for a healthy relationship.

Stability, on the other hand, refers to the ability to maintain a sense of balance and consistency in your relationship. This means being reliable, dependable, and consistent in your actions and behaviors. When both partners feel secure and stable in their relationship, it can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can often lead to financial issues.

In my own relationship with my husband, we have worked hard to build a foundation of trust, vulnerability, and stability. We understand the importance of open communication and being honest with each other about our financial goals and concerns. We also make sure to maintain a sense of stability in our relationship by being reliable and consistent in our actions.

Singleness and Checklists

I often receive questions from my clients about being single and what they should look for in a partner. One common topic that comes up is checklists. Many women have specific checklists of what they want in a man, but for me, what stood out the most about my husband was his stability.

When my husband and I met, I was in a vulnerable position. I had just gone through a divorce, started my own company, and moved twice in the same year. But my husband made it safe for me to be where I was at, and we became friends. It took me a while to realize that he was interested in me, but we had a great connection and were able to communicate well.

For my husband, what stood out the most about me was that we were on a different level of being able to communicate. We both had similar tools and were able to talk and connect. He didn’t have a specific checklist of what he was looking for, but he knew it felt right.

When it comes to checklists, I believe it’s important to have some non-negotiables, but it’s also important to be open-minded and flexible. Sometimes the person who checks all the boxes on your checklist may not be the right fit for you. It’s important to look for someone who is stable, communicates well, and shares similar values and goals.

Ultimately, finding the right partner is about more than just checking off boxes on a checklist. It’s about connecting with someone on a deeper level and building a strong foundation for a healthy and happy relationship.


I hope you enjoyed having Jimmy back on the Real Money podcast and were able to take some valuable information about love and money from this episode. If you want to watch the first episode where I talked to Jimmy, head over here now!

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