Ever wonder why you and your spouse/ partner cannot see eye to eye when it comes to finances? Money issues can cause lots of strife in any happy marriage and most of the reason why is both you and your spouse/partner were raised differently and have different attitudes and viewpoints regarding money thus different money personalities.
My hubs and I completed the Dave Ramsey course in December and it gave us a nice roadmap to manage finances. However, our personalities are still very different. Hubs and I were raised in different households, different environments and with parents with money attitudes different from each other. Not only that, but I was raised in a large city and he was raised in a small town.So, when I was given the opportunity to review "The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language" I was curious to find some answers.
About The 5 Money Personalities
The hidden key to a healthy relationship is not just managing money but understanding how the other approaches money.
Every couple argues about money. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 40 years or dating for 4 months, money touches every decision you make as a couple—from the $5 cup of coffee to the $50,000 car. And when the two of you don’t see eye-to-eye on how much to spend or how much to save, that’s when arguments turn into ugly toxic fights that leave both persons feeling hurt and angry. It’s why money has become the #1 cause of divorce in the U.S. Obviously, something needs to change. The reason this crisis has not been addressed is because it has never been identified, defined, or given a name. Scott and Bethany Palmer, aka “The Money Couple,” have identified and defined this problem and offer concrete solutions to fix it.
Once you know your Money Personality, you can get to the root of money arguments and start really working together. You’ll discover what has an impact on your loved one’s money decisions, and you’ll learn how to talk about money in a way that’s actually fun! You’ll figure out how to put an end to money secrets and lies once and for all.
It’s not just about money management, and it’s definitely not just about overcoming debt. It is a whole new way of living that will change everything in your relationship. Tens of thousands have already been transformed. Are you ready?
About Scott and Bethany Palmer
"The Money Couple", have dedicated their lives to helping other strengthen their relationships with the 5 Money Personalities. With 43 years of combined financial planning experience, they launched "The Money Couple" and are regulars on national TV and radio and speak internationally about love and money. Scott and Bethany enjoy an active lifestyle in Colorado with their two young sons, Cole and Cade.
Every couple argues about money. You can count on it as you can count on the sun rising every day. And those arguments, or as Mark and I call it "Intense fellowship" can get ugly really quick. One way to diffuse that is to know each others money personality.
Keep in mind, this book in no way is a guide to managing your own money. There is nothing about a budget, savings plan, how to clip coupons or any of that here. This book solely focuses on couples and the way they relate to money. The book looks at how each personality can work with each other to form a "Money Relationship" and make those discussions more harmonious.
If you're curious about your money personality, go online to their website and take the Money Personality Profile and see your results.
I highly recommend this book for any couple whether married 50 years or 5, to have better and more meaningful discussions about your finances.
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