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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.
Not just for couples! While much of the information is presented in real life scenario situations David has experienced with couples, this book is by no means exclusively for them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tom McMorrow
Smart Couples Finish Rich was a wonderful book. Gives great advice for couples in all stages of life and is easy to follow. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tiffanie Green
We have almost every book that David Bach has ever written and in some case have given copies to each of our children. His advice and guidance is timely and valuable.Published 5 months ago by Suncoast
Basic information on saving and long term results. Good mechanisms for implementing the principles discussed. Some of the material is a bit dated, but the principles still apply. Read morePublished 6 months ago by philinski
I love this book. I got it as a wedding gift, and now give it (along with something from their registry) at every wedding I attend.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I gave a copy to each of our sons after college and marriage. This everything you wanted to say but did not get around to it about money and future.Published 8 months ago by Ollie Frazier