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For people who've been disappointed by the shallowness of some of the "quick tips" self-help books out there, the subtitle of this book is a little misleading. Bach's nine steps are not instant change techniques or chirpy little quips to recite to yourself whenever you go to balance your checkbook. Instead, the first few steps include a series of exercises that will help you determine what you know (and don't know, or understand) about saving and investing, what role money should play in your life (which includes understanding your values), and how to work together toward a common financial goal. From there, Bach teaches his readers how to account for "disappearing" money, how to build retirement, security, and dream baskets of wealth (providing detailed options for all three), and how to avoid the most common financial mistakes most couples make. Though the focus of the book is predominantly on working with your existing income, Bach includes a final chapter entitled "Increase Your Income by 10 Percent in Nine Weeks."
Bach's writing style is engaging and his advice is user-friendly. A successful financial planner, he obviously believes passionately in all the "fringe" benefits of being financially responsible but employs a no-nonsense approach that makes financial smarts available to everyone. So whether you're 25 and just starting out on the earning, saving, and spending road or you plan to retire next year; whether you've recently got hitched for the first time or you've just entered your fourth marriage; and whether financial planning comes first or last on your list of fun things to do, the advice in Smart Couples Finish Rich is worth heeding. It's not about becoming a money-obsessed bore, it's about getting smart... and rich. --S. Ketchum --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Author wants you to work till 65 and calls it investing sheesh. Waste of money.Published 8 days ago by donessa
Parts of this book feel dated with the current low interest rate environment and now that we have moved more of our lives online, including the asset management industry, which is... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jerry Sanchez
This book helped hubby and I have a REAL conversation about money and budgeting, we love the exercises and assignments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rinee
A must have for anyone trying to get their financial life in orderPublished 3 months ago by Lily Abril
Great book. Everyone should read it. I bought this copy 9and several others over the years) as a wedding gift for a new couple.Published 3 months ago by Stephen Maro
This book changed my life. thanks to this book me and my husband created a system of organized filing and have our financial life in order, We got life insurance, created a will,... Read morePublished 4 months ago by V. A. Soberanes
Was a suggested read by a business coach. Normally I would avoid books that scream 'self-help'. My wife and I read it together and discussed each chapter as we read them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gavin Richardson