Thanks a million for writing all your books! My husband and I are always proud tell others that we have never had a disagreement about finances. But reading your book made us have an even more in-depth conversation about the values and goals that money has for each of us. After reading “Smart Couples Finish Rich”, we are now living by our values. We are proud to say that we’ve made the following accomplishments in the past two years:
-bought a house… with a very reasonable mortgage.
-I am currently putting over $120.00 into a Deferred Comp account automatically every month
-My husband contributes 7% into his 401K automatically and plans to raise that to 10% eventually.
-We both have opened up Roths that we make contributions to.
-We have a few stocks that we continue to buy shares of periodically
-We are putting money into a money market automatically every month in order to accumulate 3-months worth of wages
-We put money into a savings acct automatically every month to save up for vacations, so that we never have to touch a credit card
-We’ve paid off our cars
-Paid off one student loan
-We have no credit card debt
-I joined a reasonably priced gym because I “valued” health, but I wasn’t completely living by this value
-We bought additional life insurance and made a Will because we have a beautiful 1 year old daughter now!
And the list goes on. I feel so good about our financial future. We are both now 30 years old, so we will continue to increase contributions to all our accounts as we get older. I know that if an emergency happened with our health or our house, I now know what our financial picture looks like! Thank you so much.