The Five Money Personalities by Scott & Bethany Palmer is not at all what I expected it to be. This is more of a marriage help book than a financial help book. I have no problem with marriage books, I love them in fact. This one was just a little....boring. I felt that the "five personalities" could have just been written as a magazine article instead of an entire book. I lost interest about halfway through, put the book down and forgot about it for a few weeks until I happened upon it again yesterday.
Maybe this would be a good resource for newly married couples who are finding their way in the world of finances. Just isn't doing anything for this 20+ year married chick.
About the book:
The hidden key to a healthy relationship is not just managing money but understanding how the other approaches money.
Every couple argues about money. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been
married for 40 years or dating for 4 months, money touches every
decision you make as a couple—from the $5 cup of coffee to the $50,000
car. And when the two of you don’t see eye-to-eye on how much to spend
or how much to save, that’s when arguments turn into ugly toxic fights
that leave both persons feeling hurt and angry. It’s why money has
become the #1 cause of divorce in the U.S. Obviously, something needs to
change. The reason this crisis has not been addressed is because it has
never been identified, defined, or given a name. Scott and Bethany
Palmer, aka “The Money Couple,” have identified and defined this problem
and offer concrete solutions to fix it.
Once you know your Money Personality, you can get to the root of
money arguments and start really working together. You’ll discover what
has an impact on your loved one’s money decisions, and you’ll learn how
to talk about money in a way that’s actually fun! You’ll figure out how
to put an end to money secrets and lies once and for all.
It’s not just about money management, and it’s definitely not just
about overcoming debt. It is a whole new way of living that will change
everything in your relationship. Tens of thousands have already been
transformed. Are you ready?
This book was provided for review by FlyBy Promotions.