• Budgeting for Couples 101: Improve Your Money Management and Communication Skills to Grow Wealth for You and Your Partner

  • A Joint Budgeting Plan to Getting Out of Debt and Planning a Rich Retirement
  • By: Nora Graves
  • Narrated by: Brittany Stevenson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kickstart your financial future and build your dreams as a couple, no matter where you are in life!

Do you want to discover how to manage your money better as a couple? Are you looking for practical ways to transform the way you look at your finances and build a better future with your partner? Then this book is for you!

Whether you’re in love with a rabid spender, taking on a ton of debt, or you simply want to build an early retirement with your partner, learning how you can work together to secure your financial future is a powerful step in your relationship. 

With practical exercises and mindset-transforming techniques, this brilliant handbook reveals how you can shake up the way you look at money and begin your journey to becoming financially healthy. Budgeting for Couples 101 shows you how you can escape from debt, live on a budget, save for your dreams, and do it all as a team!

Here’s just a little of what you’ll discover inside:

  • Learn how to change your negative mindset about money and budgeting
  • Top tips for getting financially healthy and living on a budget
  • Nine ways to talk to your partner about money (and how to stop fighting about it)
  • Ingenious ways to build a budget - and what to do if one of you isn’t sticking to it
  • Practical ways to pay off debt, survive hard times, and save up for the big things
  • Powerful methods for investing and increasing your income
  • And much more

No matter your current financial standing, inside this guide you’ll find down-to-earth advice and actionable strategies to kickstart your financial health and save for your retirement together. Whether you want to maximize your income, cut out useless spending, or save up for a car, house, or even to have a child, Budgeting for Couples 101 arms you with the essential knowledge you need to revolutionize your financial skills as both a couple and a team.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Nora Graves (P)2021 Nora Graves

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Informative with cute anecdotes

I listened to this book with my long-term girlfriend while on a long drive. We both learned a bit about topics we were unfamiliar with, and found that the "date night" discussion ideas sparked good conversations about our respective financial plans. I would recommend this book for couples who are exploring a possible future together and want to break the ice on the important financial decisions you may make together (buying a home, having kids, etc).

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great listen!

I enjoyed the book very much. it immidiately helped my eife and I get started with how to communicate and work together with out finances!

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Good info BUT!!! Careful about the credit tips

I’m still midway however I just heard something alarming I wanted to point out!! While a lot of the info is great, one thing Nora doesn’t mention when it comes to closing credit card accounts is the impact that closing them may have on your credit score depending on how long your history is with that credit card. Once closed, all the on time payment history associated with it will be lost which typically makes up 15% of your credit score and closing an old account may lead to lowering your score inadvertently. The same can be said when you finally pay off your car loan or mortgage. Closing old credit card accounts is a rookie mistake I see a lot when I’m working with clients as their realtor. Although it’s great to minimize debt this way, you may not realize how closing an old account can drop your score. Weigh your options and keep older accounts whenever possible

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Practical and motivating !

Very relevant topics discussed in this audiobook: spending, budgeting, investing...
Very clear explanation with short quiz or questions at the end of each chapter, which gives couples matter/ specific action steps. I especially enjoyed the sections on good and bad debts, as well as on the compound interest - I've found it explaine very well .
Last thing: I appreciated the reality check, feeling comfortable to discuss money and budgeting with your partner will take time ad require consistent work.
I do recommend for any couple serious about refining their budget plan !!

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Financial Intimacy

There is, and should be, room for 2 people in the financial planning relationship...love this concept! The author talked about degrees of involvement and the impact transparency has in managing finances with your partner. Having participated in time management and various diet programs helped me look at finances with new insights. I appreciate the concept of logging your expenses, much like you log your food and time in other programs ...because change only comes with awareness.

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Had some great conversations with my fiancee

I really liked that this book focused on the practical, actionable steps needed for managing money when it comes to couples. I don't think enough couples' finance books focus enough on how hard it is to communicate about money and talk about it when it gets hard. "Smart Couples Finish Rich" barely talks about dealing with money TOGETHER as a couple. This book talks about all of that, and more. I love that it had conversation starters in the form of exercises, and chapters on talking about money, stop fighting about money, and when it gets hard. Money is easy when the money is flowing... but harder when it's not. Really appreciated that it came from a place that is down to earth and very helpful.

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IF you are a couple that budget, must read!

This audiobook was very entertaining to listen to while also being full of tips and information. Budgeting is very important right now with the current pandemic going. This book will also help you retire with your partner happily rich, if you and your significant other want to budget, this is the book for you guys.

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Good start to couple's finance

This is a great book for beginning your journey in couples finances or for those who've found themselves struggling with financial communication. After 20 years of marriage, I found the topics in this book to be familiar friends.

The careful articulation by the narrator was easy to follow and made it easy to stay focused on the topic.

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Great Advice

I agree with most of the advices given for savings, a nd retirement. It just makes sense, and it is common sense.
Most of us are swept by the river of life, and forget the basic principles of money management.

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Useful, interesting, and easy to digest!

I hate talking about finances, but I learned a lot from this book and actually enjoyed learning about it! It got me excited about my future and made me feel more confident about what I can accomplish with my partner. I would highly recommend listening to it together as a couple so that you can learn and grow together through the book. It felt natural for my partner and I to discuss what we learned at the ends of particularly interesting chapters, and some really incredible conversations came from it. I wasn't totally sure at first who the target audience was, but the book is well crafted so that couples at a variety of stages and financial situations can learn from it. I also really appreciated that the example scenarios didn't make any assumptions about gender norms in the relationship.

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  • Andrew Hudson
  • 03-23-21

Making Couples Financially Stable

This Audiobook is perfect for couples who struggle with managing to finance and spending responsibly. This book is full of information that will allow you to set out your financial goals as a couple and strive towards them successfully. This book covers goal setting, budgeting, communication skills and much more to help you and your partner stay away from the danger of debt. I recommend this book to couples looking for financial freedom.

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  • 02-28-21

A good financial starting point for a couple

It's a good starting point for a couple about financial goals and ways to achieve them. I would recommend listening together and discuss questions and topics. Good for a couple who has different levels of financial culture and goals. A lot of questions to discuss. It can be useful even if you don't have any financial knowledge as it explains everything in details. It's a collection of good simple financial habits, recommendations in one book, financial fundamentals. Book takes you through main financial events as a couple, common mistakes and helps you if you have different points of view. Also, I was surprised to get a free pdf. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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