"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
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!