Do you have a resolution this year to get a better understanding of how you and your spouse think about, and use money? How about how it affects your marriage/relationship? If so, I have a great book for you. The 5 Money Personalities, by Scott and Bethany Palmer is all about helping you learn how you and your spouse view money, and helping you learn how to work with each other without auguring.
Money can be such a hard thing to talk about. “Money has an impact on every decision you make so it only makes sense that some of those decisions will lead to fights about money.” (quote from page 61 of The 5 Money Personalities) “When it comes to money opposites really do attract. Naturally: that can create tension in a relationship.” (from page 65) This is defiantly true for my husband and I. We have gotten much better over the years, but money is one of the things we tend to but heads on. Learning my own money personality has made it easier to explain how spending money makes me feel. It is also much easier to understand where my husband is coming from, in the way he spends money.
There is more than just learning about how you think about your money. The book looks into how money affects your relationship. As they say it’s not about the money it’s about the relationship. They call misusing the money in your marriage, financial infidelity. “Financial infidelity hurts because it goes to the heart of a relationship. It’s a breach of trust, a sign of indifference, a lack of respect. And that hurts, no matter how much money is involved.” (quote from page 97)
About Scott & Bethany Palmer
“The Money Couple”, have dedicated their lives to helping others 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.
It’s a great book! I’m very excited that I get to give one copy of the book away to one very lucky reader!!
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED.
To enter to win a copy of the book The 5 Money Personalities, just leave me a comment telling me why you would love to read this book. That’s it easy peasy.
Giveaway will be open from Jan. 14 – Jan 21 at Midnight. Winner will be announced on Jan. 22nd. Giveaway is open to the US and Canada.