Thursday, June 26, 2008

Money, Money, Money!

I'm a local gal and therefore my newspaper of choice is the Washington Post. I have a few columns and live chats that I'm quite addicted to, one of which is Michelle Singletary's personal finance column, "The Color of Money."

Michelle has a real no nonsense approach to debts, mortgages, credit cards, any personal money matter. Her advice is, IMHO, pretty rock solid (though as she often says, she is a columnist, not a financial advisor). She's authored a few books in addition to penning her regular column for the Post, and running her live chats several times a month.

My new favorite Michelle book is "Your Money and Your Man: How You and Prince Charming Can Spend Well and Live Rich." Michelle covers the many aspects of personal finance with a view to helping the reader (and her man) deal with one of the most common topics of couple disagreement: money. I've actually started making this my standard shower gifts for my close girlfriends because I found it so helpful for Mr. Fairfax and I. So, if you're looking for good advice on combining your finances this is a great read!

Pic from Amazon.com

Michelle ran a wedding related column today with some great links to articles on how to talk about your finances with your intended and what topics to cover. Check it out!

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Blogger erin*carly said...

i read a bunch of those articles mentioned in this past weekend's Sunday paper, and they were quite interesting!

in Ask the Experts, a question was raised about how to deal with finances and debt as an initial question to a newly engaged couple. a few paraphrased: what does money make you feel (happy, love, powerful, etc.), what kinds of debt do you have, are you a spender or a saver, etc.

and yes, that night, i asked the questions posed to my fiancé. (luckily, his answers were what i thought, and we agree. we also have no debt. thanks, Papa, and the Navy! no student loans.)

Friday, June 27, 2008 9:25:00 AM  
Blogger Dynamite Weddings said...

Thanks for sharing this article from Michelle. It was great and I hope to share this with our readers, with DC credit of course. ;)
We'll also have to check out that book. Thanks. Great post!

Friday, June 27, 2008 8:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bought this book for a bride and gave it to her this weekend at her shower. You know when someone looks at you right in the eye and mouths the words "thank you" and you know they really mean it? I was nervous about straying from the registry, but i think i made a good decision!

thank you so much for posting about this!

Monday, June 30, 2008 4:04:00 PM  

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