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Couples Money - What Every Couple Should Know About Money and Relationships [Kindle Edition]

Chris Felton , Marlow Felton
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Review: One of the best Money Management books for couples on the planet!

Couples Money - What Every Couple Should Know About Money and Relationships is written by a married couple in the financial serives industry, Marlow and Chris Felton. They share their personal story of financial transformation and insights they have gained from thousands of couples they have worked with over the last 12 plus years.

Couples Money is an introspective look at a leading cause of divorce; money. Most couples think they are alone in their financial struggles and they have the stories to prove they are NOT! Marlow and Chris help couples get on the same page with easy to follow concepts and action steps they have personally seen work. They believe they have the cure for "financial cancer" that plagues many couples and share their stories to help save millions of relationships.

Couples Money is for any couple that wants to improve their financial situation and the quality of their relationship. This is the book to read if you are in a relationship and looking for money management books to read together.

To preview one of the most important money management books on the market today, simply click the cover of Couples Money

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About the Author

Marlow and Chris Felton are a married couple living in Denver, Colorado. They have over nineteen years combined experience in the financial services industry, working with couples of all walks of life. They are business partners, mentor over ninety financial professionals and are recognized public speakers in the financial services industry. They also facilitate seminars to help people overcome destructive money patterns. Marlow and Chris are students of personal development, which led to their financial transformation they share in Couples Money.

Chris and Marlow's dream of writing money management books was realized with the publishing of Couples Money.

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  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 143 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461148332
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LXW7UW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,166 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - Couples can survive money problems! August 23, 2011
Couples fight over money - fact, but it doesn't have to be. This book Couples Money can show how couples can work together to get through those tough situations to gain money management skills. This book will give you new perspectives on your relationship with your spouse and your finances. A great read, based on real life people and the practical solutions they implemented to gain control of their finances.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couples Money is a brave & honest guidebook. August 29, 2011
This book is a rare and honest story of a real life professional couple and the lessons they have learned after getting clear with themselves and each other about their money beliefs. They write candidly and with a sense of humor the techniques they have used to create a stronger and richer relationship with each other and with money. My husband and I are most grateful they are sharing their struggles and victories with the rest of us. We found two pennies on the ground today and giggled when we heard the clinking sound they made after we dropped them into our own big glass change jar! Amazing...the book is already helping us make our financial shift together!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Most people have "head trash" about money. Then you get into a relationship and your significant other has different "head trash" about money. Then the fun and games begin.

So many relationships either end or experience stress because of this. Couples Money helps you to get on the same page which always improves a relationship. As the Feltons say, "Once you know what we know, you will not look at money or each other in the same way."

This book also contains the tools and strategies that Chris and Marlow used to make a complete 180 on their finances and their relationship to money!

This is powerful stuff!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
As an author of my own personal finance book for I was extremely interested in purchasing this and comparing Marlow and Chris’ thoughts and advices to my own.

I think the book is worth the price and there are a lot of views that I share.

- Each chapter has his and her perspectives. Great idea!
- Used “Basket” methodology to explain different categories of family money.
- Well-grounded psychological analyses and concepts.
- Some exercises were quite useful like, “One place to start is by writing down the image of the person you want to become. Be very detailed and use other successful people as an example.” Honestly, I don’t find useful all the actions steps about different lists.
- “Worrying about what others think or how we look stops us from taking steps toward financial independence.” There’s a meaningful chapter on public status and how we make financially dull decisions just because we obsessed about what others think of us.
- Each chapter ends with several action steps to take.
- I find Chris’s testimony about his transformation very touchy. He said, “Only when I connected emotional reasons to saving money (Marlow’s happiness, our marriage working, time with my kids) was I able to shift and override my ego, my need for approval from others, my need to look good, and my need to be right.”
- Creative chapter on being entrepreneurial and creating additional sources of income.
- Great exercise on listing big financial goals and comparing priorities with your partner. That’s the one I should have used in my marriage.
- Marlow and Chris described the main characteristics of financially harmonious couple at the end of the book.

- I really missed more examples.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I will be the first to admit, I love self-help books. However, I have not read a significant number of books relating to personal finances. That being said, with many self-help books, you sometimes get the 'read one, read them all' feel to them. Couple's Money was pleasantly different. It gave a very unique perspective to the battle of married finances. Each chapter is divided into "Her Perspective" and "His Perspective." This format gave me insight into my own relationship and how we develop patterns after many years and how these patterns can cause problems financially for us in the future. I kept seeing myself and problems I have dealt with in my own marriage with both Chris and Marlow's perspectives. It helped me have a longer view and remind me how my small daily decisions can have a lasting impact on my financial future.

The other angle I appreciated was the angle of married finances of an entrepreneur. I have learned over the years that the keys to being successful in life, business, finances can also be applied to the most important human relationship you'll have in life; your marriage. This book further enforces that belief.

In summary, Couples Money is gratefully not to inundated with details to overwhelm readers and isn't doused with mindless filler to reach 100 pages either. The book is poignant, quick and powerful. I strongly recommend this to anyone looking to fix the roots of their financial woes in their marriage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing October 26, 2011
By Fina
I love this book. It has changed several aspects in my relationship with my fiance Jim. If you ever get the privilege of meeting Chris and Marlow Felton they truly are an amazing couple and have a marriage that most people hope for and want.

After reading this book i was able to easily apply the exercises presented at the end of each chapter, with Jim of course. Jim and I discovered new things about each other that we never even talk about or thought about. I was amazed at how many aspects of money effect my relationship with Jim and visa versa, it opened my eyes to see how my financial life was going to change after Jim and I get married. Which is fine, thanks to Chris and Marlow. I feel so lucky and blessed that their book came out before Jim and I get married. Phew, good timing.

Chris and Marlow incorporate a unique way of utilizing team work within their book and they bring up thoughts and issues that i think most people are or were too afraid to talk about, making it "ok" for other people to talk about these issues with their spouse.
Chris and Marlow explain very well in simple terms the traps and habits couples can have together regarding their money providing great tips and solutions to solve common and unique dilemmas couples have.

I am so grateful for Chris and Marlow and thank you for putting together a book like this it means a lot!
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Published 8 days ago by F. Amato
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for couples just starting out
Most couples fight or at least have disagreements about money. Great advice and time to talk about finances before getting married could save a lot of marriages. Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Murrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, Insightful and Needed
Fantastic, Insightful and Needed! In a given year, the majority of couples spend more time planning where to have dinner tonight than on their financial future. Read more
Published 9 months ago by marshall l schield
1.0 out of 5 stars not helpful
Not helpful at all. Complete fluff. Was looking for a healthy guide to setting up finances together and got an autobiography. No thanks.
Published 11 months ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for all couples
This is a great money management book for all couples as Marlow and Chris share their heartfelt stories and experiences through their own perspectives with efficient action steps... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lori Rehnelt, Author 'Not It' An Approach to Life
5.0 out of 5 stars Transformed my marriage to my wife and my life!!!!!
This is book is one of a kind. It really should be recommended for couples that are going through couples therapy because the #1 cause for divorce or stress revolves around... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Martin Burgos
5.0 out of 5 stars From the author of Mommy and Daddy are getting divorced
Many times I see clients who are going through divorce because they couldn't talk about their financial differences. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Kristine Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful resource!
Love the personal stories and the action items. This will help me in my personal life as well as help couples in my financial services business. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Barbara T
4.0 out of 5 stars Why don't they teach THIS is school?
I think this book should be required for couples. It's the main reason for relationships not lasting and this information, acted upon, could really change that paradigm!
Published 17 months ago by WildRose
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read for Almost Any Couple
As a financially independant woman about to dive into marriage, I found this book gave me a lot to think about. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Pigglies
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More About the Author

Marlow and Chris discuss the financial dynamic of a partnership from the perspective of a married couple in the financial services industry. After seeing the financial reality of thousands of couples of all walks of life, they felt they must share their insights to what they believe is the cure for "financial cancer."

Marlow and Chris have 26 plus years combined experience in the financial services industry. They mentor and train over 95 financial professionals in their business and are highly respected public speakers. They are recognized as leaders in their industry and have presented for thousands of financial professionals all over the country. It has always been their dream to write a series of books on money management and they began living that dream the day they published "Couples Money."

They live in Colorado.


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