Money and Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged and Newly Married Couples
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Money and Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged and Newly Married Couples

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Newlyweds quickly discover that money is a big deal in their new marriage. Getting on the same financial page is essential because research shows that the more frequently a couple fights about finances, the more likely they are to divorce. Financial expert Matt Bell shows you how to make the most of each other's financial strengths, teaching you how to work together to bui...more
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As soon as a book starts talking about how God views money, it's lost me. The first chapter ends with God's idea about money as set down in the Bible, and God's plan for you and your money. Nah. I'll take my personal finance advice without the religion, thanks.
Bob Hayton
Money and Marriage: these two words go together for better or worse. Now as ever, more marriages fall apart over money than for almost any other reason. Even for those Christian couples who are determined to not even think about divorce, money adds an incredible amount of stress and pressure onto their new life together.

My experience is similar. We started out our marriage with a debt problem that got worse, and many of our trials have been related to financial pressures. By God's grace, we have...more
Michelle Padrelanan
I really appreciate Money & Marriage by Matt Bell. Despite having been married for 16 years, I realized that my husband and I have not had a really good long talk about money before we got married. We came into marriage having the wrong concepts about budget, savings, debts, tithes. I saw where we made mistakes in the past.

Money and Marriage is a great book to read and refer to especially for engaged couples or those who are just married. The first par of the book is filled with tough questi...more
Everyone who is married knows that money is a big deal within a marriage. Financial problems are frequently the cause of marital strife and even divorce. In “Money & Marriage,” Matt Bell takes engaged or newly married couples through some basic steps to ensure financial stability and also to find a common ground within the marriage when it comes to money. Many topics are discussed, including how to prioritize financial goals, getting out of debt, saving, and buying a house.

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Matt Bell is the author of How They Were Found, a collection of fiction from Keyhole Press. His fiction has been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2010 and Best American Fantasy 2. He is also the editor of The Collagist and can be found online at
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