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Home Finances for Couples. Resolve Money Problems in Marriage and Learn Easy Steps to manage your Family Budget


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The book is a great help for a husband or wife who wants to manage the family’s finances efficiently, move toward meeting the family’s financial goals and live in financial peace with no money issues.

This book will explain the basics of home finances in a simple manner, and there will be no complicated financial terms of which to be afraid.

Ideally, both partners in a relationship should read this, but one should be enough to make a difference.

After reading Home Finances, you will accomplish at least 80% of the following:

Give the financial health of your marriage (or relationship) a checkup

Understand the fundamental values of couples’ money

Learn how to discuss money problems with your spouse (or partner in relationship)

Begin, or improve, recording and analyzing your family finances

Choose and apply one of the three major techniques for managing a family budget

Save money by cutting unnecessary expenses

Make the management of your family’s money time efficient

Set (or update) shared financial goals

Learn budgeting tips from real couples who are managing their money well

Get inspired to achieve financial success for your family (that’s the hardest one to promise)!

Home Finances for Couples. Resolve Money Problems in Marriage and Learn Easy Steps to manage your Family Budget

  1. 1. Home Finance for Couples Resolve Money Problems in Marriage and Learn Easy Steps to Manage Family Budget by Leo Ostapiv the Book
  2. 2. From the Author “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand. So, take your place behind the wheel and have a pleasant ride with my book.
  3. 3. Chapter 1. Family Glue Shared dreams and goals are the greatest interest for this particular book, since they often require money. Since this is a book about finance, we are going to be more specific and talk about financial goals.
  4. 4. Chapter 2. Reasons to Maintain a Family Budget: How to Structure It and Who Is Responsible Your greatest motive is to move faster as a family, and budgeting is the perfect measuring tool for the dynamics of your income and general welfare. Monthly allowance for personal needs of each partner is important.
  5. 5. Chapter 3. Values to Understand and the Right Ways to Talk About Money with Your Loved One Perform a financial-values diagnosis of your marriage. (10 questions) Recommendatio ns for Both Partners. Recommendatio ns for Men Recommendatio ns for Women
  6. 6. Technical Chapters “How to” Chapter 4. Family Financial Glossary Chapter 5. Basic Technique: Expenses only Chapter 6. Regular Technique: Incomes and Expenses Chapter 7. Advanced Technique: Family Assets, Liabilities and Income Statement
  7. 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 8. Tips on Budgeting and Saving Money Three practical approaches to planning your goals, incomes and expenses Universal things related to money saving process. I call them Automate. Play. Visualize
  8. 8. Chapter 9. Common Mistakes to Avoid How to deal with financial infidelity How to make budgeting time efficient. Occasional family financial health checkups.
  9. 9. Chapter 10. Make Your Dreams Come True: Strategies to Make Your Family Financially Successful Debt Savings Investments
  10. 10. Chapter 11. Case Studies When speaking about the financial success of the family, nobody names the exact amount in dollars. There’s no exact amount that once reached, a family can consider themselves as financially successful. Couples think of financial success as an ability to afford what you want and internal comfort about family money. Therefore, financial success is not measurable by the amount in dollars, but by the level of the quality of life.
  11. 11. Chapter 12. “How a Smartphone Can Improve Your Home finances” How the Smartphone Helps the Author on a Day-to-Day Basis Promising startups in personal finance
  12. 12. Leo Ostapiv My personal- finance journey began when I started recording the expenses in Microsoft Excel in 2008. The underlying reason was to discover why I had a decent salary, modest lifestyle and yet neither assets nor savings…
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