The 5 Money Personalities (Book Review)
|The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language|
From the back cover:
Every couple argues about money. It doesn't matter if you're raking in the cash or barely getting by, if you've been married for forty years or dating for four months. Money touches every decision you make as a couple- from the $5 cup of coffee to the $50,000 car. And when the tow of you don't see eye-to-eye on how much to spend or how much to save, that's when arguments turn into ugly, toxic fights that leave both of you feeling hurt and angry. That's why money has become the number one cause of divorce in the United States. Obviously, something needs to change.
Are you both ready to take our Money Personality Profile? Once you know your Money Personalities, you can get to the root of money arguments and start working together. You'll discover what has an impact on your loved one's money decisions. You'll learn how to talk about money in a way that's actually kind of fun. And you'll figure out how to put an end to money secrets and lies once and for all.
That's a big promise. But tens of thousands have adopted The Money Couple's methods and enjoyed a while new way of living with love and money. You can be on the way to building something beautiful together today.
In their book, The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language, The Money Couple (Scott and Bethany Palmer) talk about 5 money personalities….saver, spender, risk taker, security seeker, and flyer. However, I was never able to get a clear understanding of what mine would be or how it would work with what might be my husband’s money personality. They told many examples of what different couples’ situations were but they basically said this was their money personalities, they worked at it and now they are better. It did not get into the nitty gritty of how the personalities worked together or against each other and how we could really work on money issues.
The whole book felt like an advertisement for their website… TheMoneyCouple.com. I was disappointed in that when I read a section they would refer you to their website to learn more info or for more clarification. It was frustrating because I don’t want to have to go to different resources. That does not serve the purpose of the book.
I cannot recommend this book as a financial help book; however it may serve a purpose as a marriage book. Just wasn't for me.
Disclaimer: The publisher (Thomas Nelson) has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through BookSneeze® in exchange for a honest review. All opinions are my own.