Money Talks and so Can We: How Couples Can Communicate about Spending and Giving, Getting out of Debt, Investing, Planning for Retirement, and Other Money Mattersby Ron Blue, Jodie Berndt
"There is no such thing as a money problem in marriage." Financial expert Ron Blue and his wife, Judy, insist that marital problems are never about money. But they're often about communication, particularly when it comes to the thorny issue of finances. Marriage after broken marriage testifies to just how charged the topic of money can be, and how important it is for husbands and wives to know how to discuss it with one another. In Money Talks and So Can We, the Blues help you and your mate communicate openly and honestly about the vital topic of managing your money. This is not just a book on family financial planning. It's about how to operate as a team, overcoming your individual weaknesses and uniting your strengths to cultivate vision and prosperity in your marriage. In Part One, the Blues help you bridge the financial communication gap. You'll consider the purpose of money and marriage, get a crash course on effective communication, and learn how to put together a truly enjoyable planning weekend. In Part Two, you'll learn how to combine your efforts to handle some essential monetary priorities, from the basics of developing a budget, to getting out of debt, to investing wisely, to creating a will, to the pros and cons of a dual-income household, to the challenges and rewards of giving, and more. Money Talks and So Can We will help you and your mate work as partners on the critical area of finances. Together, you can sow the seeds of security for your future, and enjoy today the benefits not only of financial stability, but of deepened trust and fruitfulness in your marriage.
Author Biography: Ron Blue is founder and president of Ronald Blue Co., which offers financialand investment counsel, estate and retirement planning, tax business services, and assistance with charitable giving strategies, wealth transference, and related areas. He is author of nine books, including Generous Living, Master Your Money, and Taming the Money Monster.;Jodie Berndt is the author of several books, including Celebration of Miracles and Generous Living (with Ron Blue). Her background also includes television writing, producing, and on-camera reporting with the 700 Club. She has four children and leads a weekly Moms-in-Touch prayer group for mothers of school-age children. She and her family recently moved to Coronado, CA.;Judy Blue has spent 22 years teaching and discipling women, including five years as the leader of a weekly Bible study for nearly 100 young mothers. She is coauthor with Ron of Raising Money-Smart Kids. The Blues live in Atlanta, GA. They have five children and four grandchildren.
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