Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Money and Marriage Book Blog Tour & Giveaway

Money and Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged and Newly Married Couples
(This is the 3rd and final post on Money & Marriage Series)

About the book: Money & Marriage: A Complete Guide for Engaged or Newly Married Couples

In this thorough and practical guide, financial expert Matt Bell helps engaged and newly married couples navigate the merger of habits, flaws, and attitudes about money so two can truly become one.

His writing is full of helpful advice, Scripture, and practical steps to gaining financial freedom together as a couple. Learn to use money in a way that minimizes disputes and maximizes marital happiness.
Scraps of Life Book Club Review:

When my husband and I went through pre-martial counseling with our Pastor, he told us that money is one of the number one causes of fights with couples.   We've been married 18 years and I'm still waiting for the big fight!  No joke.  We have at time, had a budget and other times didn't have one but wished that we did.  We went through periods where he payed all the bills or I payed all the bills.  We just always seemed to work together to get it done.

The book, Money & Marriage is a great handbook for those who are going to get married or are already married.   We got married toward the end of our College years so we owed money and had some coming in.  There was a lot in the book that I would  not  have known when I was a young twenty something bride.  

Just like any issue, the money thing can make or break your relationship if you put it before Christ in your marriage. This book gives tips and advise on how not to let money break the bank and your relationship.
 
About Matt: Matt began his career as a radio journalist, with his work featured on National Public Radio, the NBC Radio Network, and several other networks. His reporting earned national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and United Press International.

Today, Matt is a full-time personal finance writer and speaker. He is the author of two books: "Money, Purpose, Joy" (September 2008) and "Money Strategies for Tough Times" (April 2009), both by NavPress. Matt has been quoted in USA TODAY, U.S. News and World Report, the Chicago Tribune, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, has written for ChristianityToday.com, and has been a guest on WGN-TV and several nationally syndicated radio talk shows.

Matt holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from DePaul University, where he wrote a thesis about the emergence of America's consumer culture and its influence on people's beliefs and behaviors.

Matt lives with his wife and their three young children in the Chicago area. Visit his website and blog at www.mattaboutmoney.com.




About the giveaway:

Win a free financial session and $100 Visa cash card in the Matt Bell’s Nest Egg Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Money & Marriage, Matt Bell is giving away a Nest Egg Prize Package worth over $250. To enter just click on one of the icons below!
One winner will receive:
  • A Free 1 Hour Financial Session
  • A $100 Visa Cash Card
  • A signed copy of Matt’s Money, Purpose, Joy and Money Strategies for Tough Times
Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter
Contest ends April 11th with winner announced April 13th.  Be sure to pick up a copy of Money & Marriage – important principles whether you’re newly engaged or just celebrated your 30th anniversary.

Thanks to Litfuse, I was given a book to read in my participate on the book blog tour.  Check and see what other bloggers have to say about this book on the tour. Blog tour schedule

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