Book Review: Smart Couples Finish Rich (Cdn Version) Part 1

12 May

About David Bach

David Bach is a prolific financial author as well as a renowned motivational and financial speaker. Living in New York, David is also the founder and Chairman of FinishRich Media, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the way people learn about money. [Click on the book to check out his website!]

Other books include:

Start Late, Finish Rich
The Automatic Millionaire
Fight for Your Money
Go Green, Live Rich
The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner
Smart Women Finish Rich
The Finish Rich Workbook
The Automatic Millionaire Workbook

Why I chose to review this book…

First and foremost, this book was recommended to me by my brother and his wife. Any book that is passed on by someone close to me sparks my interest. I truly respect my brother and sister-in-law. They are quite the team – he an entrepreneur, she a real-estate agent. I esteem their financial saaviness and was happy to take their recommendation for this book.

So, with these thoughts in mind, hubby and I continually research new strategies to tighten the reigns on our finances.  This book promises 9 steps to creating a rich future for you and your partner while working together as a team. Sounds interesting and useful – my kind of book…

Why is this book relevant to marriage?

One of the most popular themes leading marital disagreements revolves in one way or another around money. Somehow… we can always source the problem or even the solution back to our financial cause.

If we only had a little bit more money to work with…

If we weren’t so tight we could treat each other to nicer things…

If we had nicer stuff we would be happier…

Our date nights would come alive if we could only spend more…

Sound familiar? While it’s easy to believe that an increase of cash flow would solve most of our problems, these problems are familiar to most couples regardless of which tax bracket you’re in.  Many would argue that money is more so the cause of problems rather than the solution.

BUT as money is such an integral part of marriage, increasing your financial knowledge can actually be a substantial investment to your marriage. As a result, it can be understood that being smart with your finances can lead to a happier and more stable marriage.

I’m probably going to go into this a little further than most book reviews but I have to admit this book hit home. While we aren’t in a financial hole, there is always room for improvement. And as we continuously read relevant financial books, this one definitely stood out with positive encouragement, realistic action items and resourceful tools.

I’m going to summarize where I can to pass on the great ideas learned through this book chapter by chapter… this is only Part 1 of (well I don’t even know – we’ll see) many so enjoy – Part 2 coming t0morrow!

And as a side note – I would love to know of any other great books out there to review – so if you have any good reads to suggest please comment – I would love to hear from you!


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