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You Paid How Much For That?!: How to Win at Money Without Losing at Love

ISBN: 978-0-7879-5888-6
416 pages
March 2002, Jossey-Bass
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Money is the number one problem area for couples because money isn't simply about dollars and cents. If you scratch the surface of almost any money issue, you'll find a relationship issue complicating if not actually driving the problem. That's why You Paid How Much For That? not only sound reveals principles of money management but also provides you with practical tools to uncover and understand the deeper, often hidden meanings of money and conquer the problems it raises in your relationship.
You Paid How Much For That? can help you to
* Learn how a Saver and Spender can live together-happily!
* Gain a healthy respect for what money can-and can't-do for you.
* Understand how your upbringing, culture, and gender influence how you and your partner approach relationships and money differently.
* Find out how to solve problems together in ways that promote teamwork.
* Discover practical ways to get what you both want most.
* Capture a vision for a prosperous and loving future together.
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: THE INVISIBLE FORCES.

1. Marriage, Money, and Real Life.

2. The Master Key.

3. An Introduction to Invisible Forces.

4. The Full Monty: Exposing Hidden Issues.

5. Great (and Not So Great) Expectations.

6. Where Expectations Come From.

7. Just How Opposite Is the Opposite Sex?

Going Deep.

PART TWO: NOW THAT WE UNDERSTAND, WHAT DO WE DO?

8. Talking Things Out.

9. Real Solutions for Real Problems.

10. The Golden Ground Rules.

11. Accounting for Love.

PART THREE: SHOW US THE MONEY.

Introduction to Money Management.

12. Getting It Together.

13. What Do You Have?

14. Smart Borrowing, Dumb Debt.

15. Insurance: How to Protect What You ve Got.

16. Taxes: Keeping More of What You Make.

17. A Penny Saved Is...NOt Much! How to Control Spending.

18. Investing: How to Get More.

PART FOUR: FINDING YOUR TARGET.

19. The Heart of Commitment.

20. Turning Reality into Dreams.

RESOURCES.

Choosing a Financial Planner.

Our Ten Favorite Books on Money Management and Investment.

Resources and Training.

Research and References.

About the Authors.

Index.
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Natalie H. Jenkins is vice president and marketing director of PREP, Inc., provider of one of the most respected marriage enrichment programs in the world. Scott M. Stanley of the University of Denver is a noted expert on commitment and coauthor of Fighting for Your Marriage. William C. Bailey teaches family economics and studies attitudes toward money at the University of Arkansas. Howard J. Markman of the University of Denver is noted for his work on divorce prevention and coauthor of Fighting for Your Marriage.
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"So often we aren't even aware of what money means to us--much less to our partner. This book guides you through the maze and--imagine this--actually shows you how to use money to increase love and intimacy! It will help you to have not only better financial future, but also a better marriage and a better life. Buy this book, it's worth its weight in gold."
--Diane Sollee, director, Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education and www.smartmarriages.com

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