The Couples' Guide to Money

How to make the most of your financial power as a couple

Linda Gough
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The definitive and positive personal finance guide that looks at the best ways to combine, manage, invest and protect your money as a couple.

'Spend some time with your partner reading this book. it may save your finances as well as your relationship.' - John Eales, Captain of Australia's World Cup-winning Wallabies, 1999

'For richer or for poorer.'

Wouldn't you prefer it was 'for richer'? Right from the first date, money matters are part of being a couple. Who pays for what, and how much? Should you have a joint bank account or maintain some financial independence?

As a couple, you can pool your money to achieve your dream faster - whether it be your first home, starting a family or investing for a secure future. Don't let money issues come between you - work together to reap the financial benefits that come with the power of two!

From handling your day-to-day finances as a couple, to prenuptial agreements and protecting your assets, The Couples' Guide to Money covers it all. Married or de facto, gay or straight - couples of all ages will find this an indispensable guide for discussing money with their partner.

Author bio:

Through her 16 years with BT Financial Group and her successful investment column in the Sun Herald, Linda Gough has a wealth of insights to share. Drawing on her professional and personal experience, she has a refreshingly down-to-earth approach to the issues that all couples face when talking about money. Linda lives in Sydney with her husband Ian, stepson Tim and young son Wil.

Category: Business & Management
ISBN: 9781865089492
Table Of Contents: Acknowledgments x

Foreword John Eales xi

1 The power of two 1

2 Goals to get started 6

3 Get help to build wealth 20

4 Taking control of debt 32

5 The blueprint for budgeting 49

6 Be winners on one wage 65

7 Dealing with baggage 77

8 Get rich with bricks 89

9 How to make loads from a little 113

10 All about shares 130

11 Get the max from tax 142

12 Take the super highway 159

13 Take cover 177

14 Where there's a will... 188

15 When love goes wrong 197

Conclusion 214

Appendix 1: Personal Money Plan 216

Index 219
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: February 2004
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Personal finance