Given my 10 of experience in corporate finance, five years in personal finance and an MBA, you would expect my wife and me to have a perfect money management system. However, during two years of marriage, there was a lot of miscommunication in discussing our money issues.
For me, Home Finances for Couples offers a hope that, although we made some mistakes, it's not too late in our relationship.
I've been reading around 50 American and Canadian personal finance blogs over the last three months to extend my knowledge and understand the money issues arising in modern type of long-term relationships. Bloggers advise on personal wealth management, smart financial decisions, money and relationships, family budget, student loans, spending habits, savings, being frugal, investing, paying debt off, family values, financial freedom and sustainable life. In Home Finances for Couples I provided references to top articles from those blogs.
Home Finances for Couples. Resolve Money Problems in Marriage and Learn Easy Steps to Manage your Family Budget was inspired by Dave Ramsey's book "Total money makeover", but it also adds the valuable relationship advice, particularly for young couples and newlyweds.
It might be a truly intelligent engagement or wedding gift for the relationship ;)
I truly hope that family money becomes one thing you never argue about with your loved one!