The Family CFO
The Couple's Business Plan for Love and MoneyBook - 2004
At some point in every relationship, money becomes an issue.
It often happens when couples first consider moving in together or getting married, or when they're facing a major life decision such as buying a home or having children. Whether it happens sooner or later, though, finally taking control of your financial future is a huge step toward solidifying your relationship and realizing your shared dreams.
The Family CFO introduces couples to a personal-finance plan that turns managing your money into a romantic experience. By applying the tools and rules of the business world to minimize conflict and anxiety, you and your partner can focus on setting priorities and reaching goals instead of arguing over budgets. Then, after learning how to run the Family CFO system, you can work out personalized solutions to some of the biggest challenges couples face, including:
* Wresting control of debt
* Maintaining your lifestyle if one of you loses your job
* Deciding whether to change careers
* Arranging for one of you to stay at home with the kids.
In plain language illustrated with real couple's stories and supplemented with helpful worksheets, The Family CFO offers best family practices worthy of even the most accomplished chief financial officer. And as the authors well know and show, approaching your joint finances like a business can lead to a lifetime of shared pleasure.