June 22, 2012

You Paid How Much for That?

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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. Ann Y says:

    My advice is to hide nothing from each other and save up for what you want. Don’t spend your money as soon as you have it. If you save for large purchases, you’ll appreciate what you have more.

  2. Alisa says:

    We sit down every Sunday as part of our Couples council and go over finances. It has been so helpful for us to talk things out and go over what was spent in the last week.

  3. Megan says:

    Communication is key – it can’t be stressed enough!

  4. Susan Beckstrand says:

    Thanks for your fabulous website – great effort = great rewards – same as marriage! :)

  5. Kristine says:

    I would love to win this book!!

  6. Jolene says:

    Discuss needs and wants together as a couple… Definitely communicate LOTS!!!

  7. Melanie says:

    We are using mint.com to help track our finances.

  8. Stacey says:

    I love being frugal…and sharing my deals with others!! I would love to read this book and share it with others.

  9. RG says:

    Remember you are a team. You aren’t competing against each other.

  10. Cara Higley says:

    That’s why I need this book- I don’t have too much advice. I have heard of people using the ‘only cash’ system and it’s really worked for them. I’ve also heard that you should pay 10% to yourself for savings (something I need to do :o)

  11. I think making sure you write everything done is the best way to start!

  12. Amanda Ross says:

    Communicating and being open and honest, working as a team to achieve financial goals is key. We are always talking about what expenses came up during the week, which ones we expect the next, our stress levels with money and what we need to adjust and re-evaluate.


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