June 22, 2012

You Paid How Much for That?


Marriage books aren’t really my thing, as I tend to think it might be a waste of my time. I thought the title of this book was intriguing, but the size of the book was overwhelming! I kept putting it off to the side, thinking about reading it later. All I have to say is WOW! It was far better than I expected. I even got my husband involved in some of the ideas and questions that were posed. I would totally recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It really captures the essence of marriage on so many levels.

Don’t let the title fool you, as this book doesn’t only talk about money issues. It digs so much deeper and allows the reader to really assess everything about their relationship. It really separates the man from the woman. You will understand what your partner thinks, and feels through so many fantastic examples, figures, and statistics. There are four authors who have different voices and make this book a real winner.

 This book can be for anyone who is a relationship. It really touches on things that matter to every relationship. Finances go much deeper than I ever imagined. But it also makes a big deal about communicating with your partner, and sets it up for you to learn how to communicate to get along and be happier. They have made it easier to navigate by separating it into 4 sections:

1. Invisible Forces: This section allows you to see where some problems may start and how both partners have very valid points to their though process. It even includes a great quiz to try out with your spouse. The answers were very surprising. I also found myself thinking about how there are things that I can do better at in my own finances.

2. Now that we understand, what do we do? The ideas seem endless, and the best thing about this book, it that it gives you food for thought. There were lots of little things that made me stop to think about. I was able to skim through some areas, but found myself dragged back by the awesome examples and research that they had to make their points valid.

3. Show Us the Money: Start saving, learn how to stay out of debt or get out of debt, and investing. All of the information that seems to be overwhelming and not taught very often in life. These skills are a great skill to take into your relationship and start on right away. This would also be great to read, to freshen on all of these topics. I had a lot of oh yeah moments, and am excited to say that Brent and I made some goals of our own thanks to this book!

4. Finding Your Target: Commitment, and reality are the focus points of the last section. By showing your commitment by following through, and communcating better with your spouse is going to make everyone a lot happier.

Good luck and go out to read the book today. It is wonderful, and if you do have financial or communication problems than this book is especially for you. Like I have already said, I was surprised that I found things that I could work on in my relationship. We get along really well on communication and financial decisions. But we have goals, and I am excited to start them out right and stay committed!

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63 Responses to “You Paid How Much for That?”

  1. rachael c says:

    this book looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. michelle says:

    would love love to win this book!!!!

  3. Jennifer Rae says:

    Don’t have any secrets from your spouse, and don’t go into debt if at all possible!

  4. Alyson says:

    I would love to win this book! The best advice I have is to do your budgeting together. You both should know what is coming in and what is going out each month so that you can plan together. We are still trying to figure out a budget that works for us since starting medical school!

  5. Alyson says:

    Would love this book! My advice would be to always do the budgeting together! We are still trying to figure out what works for us on our medical school income!

  6. Shannon says:

    Take care of all of the essentials first, THEN see what you have left over for spending! Keep a budget… make sure you don’t go over your spending limit, no matter what you decide to spend it on. Also, tithe and save before you spend! And communicate with your hubby :)

  7. Wendy says:

    Honesty, honesty, honesty!! Also having a little that is yours for both you and your spouse that you can do what you want with, no explanation needed!!

  8. Trisha says:

    Live within your income and pay with cash not credit!

  9. Ashley says:

    Sounds like an awesome book!

  10. Brandi says:

    Give back to God what belongs to Him, and pay cash, or don’t buy it. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  11. Rachele says:

    Some advice I would give about finances would be to definitely make sure to make a budget and stick to it!

  12. angela page says:

    I love all the giveaways you do…. This is such a great site with very helpful and useful info.

  13. Julie Hatch says:

    I would love to read this book!

  14. Amy Bateman says:

    Live within your income. :) To paraphrase Dave Ramsey: Choose to live like no one else now, so you can live like no one else later.

  15. rebecca says:

    My best advice for finances is to work together, and don’t make any big purchases without talking about them and waiting at least a day! Be on the same page!

  16. Becca czech says:

    I am so glad I found this site! It’s been CHALK FULL of great ideas to build my relationship with my husband! Thanks for all your hard work helping others!

  17. Susan says:

    This book sounds intriguing and I would love to win this.

  18. Kari M says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Kari M says:

      And my best advice would be to create a budget and discuss it between you and your spouse. Make sure both of you agree about the numbers and how to live by it.

  19. Natalie E. says:

    Discuss spending with your spouse as much as possible. Don’t make any “wants” purchases without talking to them first.

  20. Kelsie says:

    Hold a weekly Family Counsel where you go over budget, and any family issues/highlights etc.

  21. Kendra says:

    No secrets. Keep that communication open and the understanding as clear as possible.

  22. Kathy O says:

    I’d love to win this book… thanks for offering the giveaway.

  23. Meagen Mace says:

    My best financial advice is to talk, talk, talk, and to not take things personally.

  24. Jenna says:

    My best advice would be to not get credit cards. They are a disaster for spending and falling quickly into debt. I have also found, for my household, it works best if just one of us is in “charge” of the money/bills.

  25. Jadey says:

    You need to be completely open with your partner. Your incomes and your outgoings need to be clear to both people and big spending decisions need to be made together.

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