Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 31, 2006 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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“Money may not be able to buy you love, but conflicts about it can certainly bankrupt your relationship.”
–Michelle Singletary

Here at last is the lowdown on how to manage your finances with the man in your life. Money is the #1 problem couples fight about, says beloved Washington Post financial columnist Michelle Singletary. Acknowledging that most fights about money are usually about something else–like feelings of fear or resentment–Singletary stresses the value of open dialogue. In her trademark no-holds-barred style, she shows us how to handle the entire range of financial issues couples face–from splitting the dinner bill when dating to planning for retirement together after years of marriage.
Singletary speaks to the hearts of women as they try to successfully merge their money and future security with those of their man. Acknowledging the emotional weight of shared investments, she brings her own experience as a wife and mother to the table and doles out advice in a voice that, while encouraging and rational, is never less than frank on tough topics.
From sizing up a potential mate’s financial responsibility (or lack thereof) to figuring out how best to share bank accounts and expenses once you’ve made the leap, to determining how to teach your children about money, Your Money and Your Man focuses on the undeniable role that finance plays in every stage of a long-term relationship.
Including typical questions from readers of her syndicated column and advice from one of the savviest financial experts she has ever known–her grandmother–Singletary shows women that they can live happily ever after with Prince Charming, even if he doesn’t have a royal bank account!


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Contents

Title Page
A HOME IS WHERE YOUR WEALTH
DATING WITH DOLLAR SENSE
DATING AND DEBT SENSE
THE FINANCIAL RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
THEN COMES MARRIAGE
TO MERGE OR NOT TO MERGE
HOUSE RULES
COMMUNICATE
A TAXING TIME
THEN COMES BABY IN THE BABY CARRIAGE
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Michelle Singletary’s Washington Post column, “The Color of Money,” is now syndicated in more that 130 newspapers across the country. She is the host of Singletary Says on the cable network TV One, as well as a regular contributor to NPR’s Day to Day and has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Nightline, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, and The Diane Rehm Show. Singletary is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has a master’s degree in business from Johns Hopkins. For more than fifteen years, she has covered business and personal finance, first for the Baltimore Evening Sun and then for The Washington Post. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children. Visit her website at www.michellesingletary.com.


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