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First Comes Love, Then Comes Money: A Couple's Guide to Financial Communication Paperback – Bargain Price, March 10, 2009
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“I keep reminding couples that challenges such as financial problems should be met by turning ‘to’ each other, and not by turning ‘on’ each other. This book goes a long way to helping couples become a team.” (Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Internationally Syndicated Radio Talk Host, Author of In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms )
“The Palmers shine a bright and much needed light on the biggest problem most couples face: money. Packed with easy-to-use tools, this book will help you assess and dramatically improve the health of your financial and intimate relationships.” (Brent Kessel, CFP, author of It’s Not About the Money )
“[The Palmers] offer practical help and hope to those who long to deftly navigate the unpredictable waters of financial fidelity. The sooner you adopt the Palmer’s no-nonsense balanced perspectives--the better off you will be--in many more ways than one!” (Ellie Lofaro, author of Spaghetti for the Soul )
About the Author
Bethany and Scott Palmer, otherwise known as "The Money Couple," are financial advisers and lead the financial planning company Envoy Financial, which represents 650 ministries and 12,000 clients. They are the authors of Cents and Sensibility and live in Colorado with their two young sons.
Top Customer Reviews
This year you may not be able to increase your salary and benefits, but you can increase your financial acumen. In the long run, that may be one of the best benefits you'll ever receive.
Bethany and Scott Palmer, "The Money Couple," have written a practical and timely guide to help couples with financial communication. Their unique idea: the root cause of money troubles is not a lack of money or budget systems, it is financial infidelity.
You'll learn about the five money personalities: Saver, Spender, Risk Taker, Security Seeker, and Flyer (as in flying by the seat of your pants). What's your personality? How about your spouse? What happens when Spenders marry Savers? (They explain and give amazing counsel.)
Bethany and Scott list the "Eight Simple Rules for Fighting Fair," including Rule #7: Expect to Blow It. "We certainly don't expect you to fight fair every time you argue--we don't."
"Financial infidelity can consume your relationship like a wildfire taking hold in a field of dry grass," they write. "You end up spending what seems like every single moment talking about money, fighting about money, crying about money. Or you stop talking about money altogether because it's just too painful." Their solution? "Consider this book a bucket of water you can use to douse the flames."
The Palmers recommend simple tools for fixing financial headaches: the Money Dump and the Money Huddle (a monthly meeting). Their resource-rich website, TheMoneyCouple.Read more ›
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll see yourself and your partner (and all you meet!) in a way you never did before.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very interesting. After 45 years of marriage I feel fortunate that my husband and I have a good relationship with money. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Rebecca Hunter
The Reason I say this book is one of the best:
Money is something that plays such a big role in our lives!
Something we just don't think about. Read more
Product delivered promptly and in great condition. Seems I was dissapointed with the content and context of the material itself. Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Charles Berry
This is a fabulous book for anyone who is contemplating marriage or knows anyone who marries! If someone told me that, I'd roll my eyes. Read morePublished on October 31, 2011 by Larry Turrentine