When you meet that someone special, what do your friends ask you? They ask if you are emotionally, physically, and spiritually compatible. However...
When was the last time someone asked if you were financially compatible with your mate?
Probably never. We recently came across an Internet chain-email claiming to list a handful of questions that even "Dear Abby" couldn't answer. One of them follows: "I am a 23-year-old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It's getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don't know him well enough to discuss money with him. What should I do?" While this particular exchange may be an urban legend, it highlights an essential point. As a nation we feel comfortable discussing all sorts of issues &dmash; our childhood angst, our sexual predilections — but Not Our Money. Even in the private confines of our own homes, all too often we do not really talk about money. We may discuss whether the bills got paid or bemoan the price of gas. But a truly intimate dialogue on this vital subject with our most intimate confidant, our mate, is rare indeed.
This is unfortunate, because when couples are not on the same page, financially speaking, the results are not pretty. In fact, couples are far more likely to survive emotional, physical, or spiritual incompatibility than they are financial incompatibility. Study after study shows that money is one of the top causes of arguments in marriages, reasons for divorce, and drivers of general life stress. That's why we wrote Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey. We felt it was time for women (and men!) to have a language and a roadmap for talking to each other about personal finance. In this short, action-packed book you will learn not only how to identify your own (and your mate's) money history and how to measure your level of financial compatibility, you will also learn the five most important financial decisions couples should discuss together.
After several rough years in the stock market, learning how to talk about money with your honey is one can't-miss investment. Many couples tell us that not only does it relieve stress, but it actually helps them feel closer to each other. So please join us and... Get Financially Naked!