Conscious Spending for Couples
Seven Skills for Financial Harmony
By Deborah Knuckey
(Wiley, Hardcover, 9780471221401, 320pp.)
Publication Date: October 2002
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Praise for CONSCIOUS SPENDING FOR COUPLES
"Deborah Knuckey's book should be included in every couple's wedding registry. Conscious Spending for Couples will help newlyweds, couples, and families to understand what is needed to be on top of their financial game plan, and gives easy, creative, and hands-on advice on how to work as a team to achieve financial success. She does an excellent job of showing why money is such a point of contention for many couples, yet provides plenty of anecdotes and solutions to help every couple find their financial bliss."
-Don M. Blandin, President, American Savings Education Council (www.ASEC.org),
creators of the Choose to Save program (www.ChooseToSave.org)
"Deborah Knuckey's book helps couples deal with money in an emotionally intelligent way. She links critical communication skills with good money management in an inspiring, easy-to-read guide."
-John Gray, PhD
Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
"Conscious Spending for Couples is a must-read for couples who want to make their money work for them. This book shows readers how to use simple money management concepts to improve their financial well-being. In addition to financial advice, Conscious Spending for Couples addresses the emotional money issues that often keep couples from reaching their financial goals and enjoying their relationship."
-Kelvin Boston, host of PBS's Moneywise and author of Smart Money Moves for African Americans
"Conscious Spending for Couples is a must-read for those pondering marriage, newlyweds who've already taken the plunge, and old fogies already sitting on the porch in rocking chairs. A powerful underlying message of Deborah Knuckey's book is that respect between two people is necessary to have a functional relationship around money. She leaves no stone unturned, covering everything from why it's important for couples to stay debt-free to how NOT to argue about money."
-Juliette Fairley, author of Cash in the City: Affording Manolos, Martinis, and Manicures on a Working Girl's Salary
DEBORAH KNUCKEY is a writer, money coach, and speaker. Her "Conscious Spending" approach, highlighted in her first personal finance book The Ms. Spent Money Guide (Wiley), has been featured on Oprah and in USA Today. Knuckey has an MBA from UCLA and has worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., and as a financial reporter at News Corporation. She writes regularly for Washingtonian magazine and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Web site is www.deborahknuckey.com.