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Smart Couples Finish Rich: 9 Steps to…

Smart Couples Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and… (2001)

by David Bach

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The Smart couples finish rich Nine step hjournal provides every couple with strategies for organizations, communication, and smarter spending that you can put into action immediately. A book for couples of all ages and all tax brackets.
  peacelutheran | Jun 17, 2011 |
Recommended by my boyfriend's cousin, a professional financial advisor. The emphasis on in-depth communication and the risk of different assumptions is certainly worthwhile. The rest didn't seem as relevant to my own life and patterns as many of the other financial advice books I've read, however. It really feels like it's for yuppies. There's quite an emphasis on saving for big-ticket expenditures. Which many people do need, but not me right now. And the values project just didn't click, especially such a vague way of defining values. He does address debt and retirement and emergency funds, but not in a new way. If this was the first financial book I'd read, it would probably make more of an impression. ( )
  kristenn | Jan 10, 2010 |
Great pracitcal information, especially if you have the decipline to follow even some of the "Steps". If you've read a couple money management books, this won't give you much new information. But it is presented in a clear simple and complete manner that I related to very easily. Not nearly as dry and boring as some money books I've tried struggling thru. ( )
  izze.t | May 15, 2008 |
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Like many savvy business people of the 21st century, David Bach offered his first pearls of financial wisdom to women, in his bestselling book Smart Women Finish Rich. Recognizing that these women are often accompanied by significant others and that money arguments are the number one cause of divorce in America, Bach has now broadened his scope. Presumably intended to help change this depressing statistic, Smart Couples Finish Rich is a well-written financial planning tool, packed with useful charts and information, inspiring examples, and practical advice.

For people who've been disappointed by the shallowness of some of the "quick tips" self-help books out there, the subtitle of this book is a little misleading. Bach's nine steps are not instant change techniques or chirpy little quips to recite to yourself whenever you go to balance your checkbook. Instead, the first few steps include a series of exercises that will help you determine what you know (and don't know, or understand) about saving and investing, what role money should play in your life (which includes understanding your values), and how to work together toward a common financial goal. From there, Bach teaches his readers how to account for "disappearing" money, how to build retirement, security, and dream baskets of wealth (providing detailed options for all three), and how to avoid the most common financial mistakes most couples make. Though the focus of the book is predominantly on working with your existing income, Bach includes a final chapter entitled "Increase Your Income by 10 Percent in Nine Weeks."

Bach's writing style is engaging and his advice is user-friendly. A successful financial planner, he obviously believes passionately in all the "fringe" benefits of being financially responsible but employs a no-nonsense approach that makes financial smarts available to everyone. So whether you're 25 and just starting out on the earning, saving, and spending road or you plan to retire next year; whether you've recently got hitched for the first time or you've just entered your fourth marriage; and whether financial planning comes first or last on your list of fun things to do, the advice in Smart Couples Finish Rich is worth heeding. It's not about becoming a money-obsessed bore, it's about getting smart... and rich. --S. Ketchum

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Presents advice for couples on how to manage their finances together as a team.

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