Cover of: Conscious spending for couples | Deborah Knuckey

Conscious spending for couples

seven skills for financial harmony

Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in Hoboken, N.J .
Written in English.

About the Book

Praise for CONSCIOUS SPENDING FOR COUPLES "Deborah Knuckey's book should be included in every couple's wedding registry. Conscious Spending for Couples will help newlyweds, couples, and families to understand what is needed to be on top of their financial game plan, and gives easy, creative, and hands-on advice on how to work as a team to achieve financial success. She does an excellent job of showing why money is such a point of contention for many couples, yet provides plenty of anecdotes and solutions to help every couple find their financial bliss." -Don M. Blandin, President, American Savings Education Council (, creators of the Choose to Save program ( "Deborah Knuckey's book helps couples deal with money in an emotionally intelligent way. She links critical communication skills with good money management in an inspiring, easy-to-read guide." -John Gray, PhD Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus "Conscious Spending for Couples is a must-read for couples who want to make their money work for them. This book shows readers how to use simple money management concepts to improve their financial well-being. In addition to financial advice, Conscious Spending for Couples addresses the emotional money issues that often keep couples from reaching their financial goals and enjoying their relationship." -Kelvin Boston, host of PBS's Moneywise and author of Smart Money Moves for African Americans "Conscious Spending for Couples is a must-read for those pondering marriage, newlyweds who've already taken the plunge, and old fogies already sitting on the porch in rocking chairs. A powerful underlying message of Deborah Knuckey's book is that respect between two people is necessary to have a functional relationship around money. She leaves no stone unturned, covering everything from why it's important for couples to stay debt-free to how NOT to argue about money." -Juliette Fairley, author of Cash in the City: Affording Manolos, Martinis, and Manicures on a Working Girl's Salary

Table of Contents

Love and money
Conscious couples and financial harmony
Understanding each other's point of view
Managing your money styles
Creating financial harmony
Three rules for financial harmony
Rule 1: If you don't have it, you can't spend it
Rule 2: Follow the 80:20 rule
Rule 3: Even big kids get to play
Seven skills for financial harmony
Skill 1 : Planning together
Skill 2 : Creating a simple structure
Skill 3 : Getting into good habits
Skill 4 : Communicating through conflict
Skill 5 : Investing for strong returns
Skill 6 : Creating a safety net for two
Skill 7 : Getting help when you need it
Four lifestyle decisions that make or break your finances
Decision 1 : Where you live
Decision 2 : What you drive
Decision 3 : Whether you have children
Decision 4 : When you retire.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305) and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HG179 .K5797 2002

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