Book Giveaway! The 5 Money Personalities

The 5 Money Personalities When Michael and I came home from our glorious honeymoon, we were awakened into the world of joint checking accounts. At first, it was hard to navigate how to spend money. Is it ok if I get Starbucks with friends? How will he respond when I pick up some shoes at the mall? Michael didn’t have a clue how much women spend on clothes, hair products, and pedicures. And since Michael has a magnanimous appetite, I was floored with the first month’s grocery bill.

Fortunately, we have great communication and any time money has come up as an issue, we’ve been able to discuss it. Like the time I overdrew our account because I just had to have this JCrew dress (“I actually saved money because it was 50% off “). You get the picture.

Anyways, I recently read a book called The 5 Money Personalities and it’s SO good, I’m giving away 3 copies on the blog today. All you have to do to win is leave a comment below and share this post using the share buttons at the top. 

The five personalities are spender, saver, flyer, risk taker, and security seeker. Both Michael and my primary money personality is security seeker (we like to know the future is secure) and his secondary is spender and mine is saver. You can take the quiz here to figure out your primary and secondary money personality.  This book will show you how to avoid arguments and understand your spouses (or future spouses) money personality.

The 5 Money Personalities :

The hidden key to a healthy relationship is not just managing money but understanding how the other approaches money. 

Every couple argues about money. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 40 years or dating for 4 months, money touches every decision you make as a couple—from the $5 cup of coffee to the $50,000 car. And when the two of you don’t see eye-to-eye on how much to spend or how much to save, that’s when arguments turn into ugly toxic fights that leave both persons feeling hurt and angry. It’s why money has become the #1 cause of divorce in the U.S. Obviously, something needs to change.

The reason this crisis has not been addressed is because it has never been identified, defined, or given a name. Scott and Bethany Palmer, aka “The Money Couple,” have identified and defined this problem and offer concrete solutions to fix it.

Once you know your Money Personality, you can get to the root of money arguments and start really working together. You’ll discover what has an impact on your loved one’s money decisions, and you’ll learn how to talk about money in a way that’s actually fun! You’ll figure out how to put an end to money secrets and lies once and for all.

It’s not just about money management, and it’s definitely not just about overcoming debt. It is a whole new way of living that will change everything in your relationship. Tens of thousands have already been transformed. Are you ready?

In order to win, share this post with your friends (using share buttons at the top) and leave a comment below! I’ll let you know the winners on Wednesday. 

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21 Responses to “Book Giveaway! The 5 Money Personalities”
  1. Nicole says:

    This book sounds like a must read for a soon-to-be married person like myself!

  2. bitia.b says:

    Thank you so much for sharing about the money personalities and the book giveaway! Blessings!

  3. melanie says:

    What a great resource! I think this book would be great to gain insight into how to best prepare me to share a checking account with my future husband some day. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Ruthie! And thank you for the opportunity!

  4. Kristy says:

    I am always amazed by how appropriate your blogs are to the things going on in my life at that exact moment. I definitely feel like God is speaking to me through you, and am so grateful to have found your blog when I did! I did take the Money Personality quiz and I am first of all a “Spender”, and second a “Security Seeker.” My perspective is a little different because I am not married, but money has become a big challenge for me “wrapping my head around a budget first of all). One of my new years resolutions was to reevaluate my budget and really make an effort to SAVE in 2013, so maybe this year I won’t be so much of a Spender! :)

  5. Christy says:

    I heard these authors on Janet Parshall last week and I think my husband & I need this book! Budgeting has been one of the tough things for us since getting married. We want to save more, but we’re both spenders with different secondary languages (but he still needs to take the quiz). I’d love to win this book! Thanks, Ruthie!

  6. Laura says:

    This sounds like an interesting book! I’m taking premarital and marriage counseling right now and would love to see how this book deals with money problems between couples.

  7. Mayra says:

    I agree! money always ends up the mess at all!

    I ask God to help me to be a good steward of its own, and it’s all yours. I have to be a good steward of what I’ve Given me, my money is a constant struggle! I have to work, be responsible and very good manager! if you can!

    Philippians 4:13

    P.S. I wonder if you can send that great book to Mexico? lol

  8. Sundi Jo says:

    I’m still single, but I would love to get a head start on learning the personalities of money. I had no idea such a thing existed.

  9. Mallory says:

    LOVE the recommendation to address differences in the way we approach money. I have been married for just over 6 months and I agree, money is an area of conflict. Especially seeing as how we view it completely differently. (I am a saver, he is a spender!) We have openly discussed our differences(you CAN’T avoid it..), but a book would surely help to delve into the way we each see it. Also can’t wait for us to both take the quiz! Thanks!!

  10. Allison says:

    Sounds like a great tool to use!! :) Would be great to read to prepare for my future husband. Reminds me of the 5 Love Languages book. Thanks Ruthie!

  11. Meg Murray says:

    I would love to read this book! Sounds like it’s similar to the 5 Love Languages :)

  12. Ah, this looks to be a very helpful book for me and my husband, who are very newlywed, and have very different money personalities. We haven’t gotten as far as sharing a bank account (it’s in the works), but when we do, we’d have been glad to have a resource like this one. :) Thanks for giving this away!! It will be a blessing to whoever wins.

  13. Michelle says:

    I know that I am probably the silliest girl when it comes to spending/saving/being responsible/ and honoring the Lord with money. I’d love to give this book a read and see if it can help shed some light on my silliness and encourage me to be a better stweard of the money the Lord has allowed me.

  14. Jessica says:

    Something I need to read because I for sure do not look forward to that talk with my future guy!

  15. Tiffany says:

    This sounds like the perfect book to help me as I tackle my finances this year!!!

  16. Brenda says:

    This sounds like a book I need to read!!! Even after 29 yrs of marriage, we are always looking for ways to improve our financial life! Thanks for the chance

  17. Jennifer says:

    My husband and I have been married almost 23 yrs and we could always use more help
    with budgeting and financial advice. I would love to win!

  18. Bethany says:

    Never would have thought there were 5 money personalities. I thought it was saver or spender. Interested to hear more.

  19. Amanda says:

    This sounds like an awesome book! I would love to win, I’ve got my *fingers crossed*! I have always thought of what the commenter above said – spender or saver – so to hear there is more to the story is interesting! It also reminds me of the ‘Love Language’ book in a way – that each of us has our own way of doing things, and once you find it, you know the way to really approach and work with that person so much better. Thanks for such an awesome blog and giveaway :)

  20. Ruthie Dean says:

    NICOLE AND LAURA! You two are our winners for the giveaway! Thanks for entering and please email me your address.

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