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Friday, January 18, 2013

Repair Your Marriage By Understanding Your Money Personality



Marriage is hard.  Even the best and most romantic of couples have differences and “discussions” to work through.  Money issues quite often bring these differences to the surface and make or break unions.

The 5 Money Personalities Speaking the Same Love and Money Language by Scott and Bethany Palmer, The Money Couple, could literally save your marriage.  Or, as they say in the book, "Make it happen!"

I received a free e-book version of the book from Book Sneeze in exchange only for an honest review, and honestly, this book could repair your marriage.

The book explains why many marriages break up and sets out to give the reader a better understanding of what is beneath the surface of the pending divorce.  It's not about the financial budget, but rather communicating within your spouse's money personality.  It's really a book to help you understand how to communicate with your spouse on many levels, but especially when it involves money matters.

When a couple stands in front of their friends and family and recites those words, "for richer or poorer" very few really understand the depth of what they are committing to in their bride or groom.  This book lays it out to give couples a better understanding of communicating and making it through "for richer or for poorer".

There are periodic checkpoints throughout the book marked “Make it Happen” where couples are asked to sign an agreement or to read the activities/words for thought discussion starters.  The underlying theme throughout the book is to “Make it happen”.  The intent of the book is for couples to read through it slowly over the course of approximately 90 days and to really take it to heart and apply the suggestions in the book to their marriage.

Most people fall under one or more of the five money personalities of:

Saver
Spender
Risk taker
Security Seeker
Flyer

The book explains each personality in detail to help you determine which one is dominant in your approach to money conversations and under which money personality your spouse fits.  However, it doesn’t stop there.  It then helps you use your understanding of each other’s personalities to get to the root of communicating about money issues and to eventually gain a better understanding of each other’s money personality so you can move forward as a couple to attain your hopes and dreams that you envisioned when you stood at the alter on your wedding day.

The back of the book includes "The 5 Money Personalities Survival Guide" which basically sums up the five personalities for a quick reference.

The book is published by Thomas Nelson.  It also available for small group discussion classes with DVDs.

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