The Honeybee and I are extrememly compatible in almost every way, right on down to when it comes to our philosophy on money and how we handle the household finances.
I understand though that, for upwards of 80 percent of couples, money can be a real source of strife in a relationship.
When it comes to money decisions, I think the biggest knock-down drag-out battle the Honeybee and I have had was whether or not to bundle cable and internet services with one provider or go a separate route with individual providers.
Not very juicy, I know.
Like I said, we really do see eye to eye on most everything.
Now we have had a lot of dumb arguments. Just not about money.
We’ve actually had knock-down drag out fights over whether we were going to go out to eat at a Mexican or Italian restaurant before.
I’ve slept on the couch because I refused to back down on the color of a bedroom wall. Well, I refused until I got tired of sleeping on the couch.
We’ve also been known to have a shouting match or two over whether a picture has been hung in a level fashion (and whether or not anybody other than the Honeybee or the International Committee for Weights and Measures would ever care that it was off kilter by six-thousandths of a micro-arcsecond).
Which brings me to my first giveaway ever!
I happen to have two copies of Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey that I want to give away for Valentine’s Day.
It is an absolutely terrific book that co-authors Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar have put together that is designed to help reduce tension in your relationship by teaching you and your significant other how to communicate about money. It is easy to read and very entertaining too.
If you are interested, you can check out my complete review of this book here.
Here’s all you have to do to win one of them. Leave a comment telling me about either:
1. The biggest money argument you ever had with your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other, or even your mom or dad. – OR -
2. The dumbest argument you ever had about anything with your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other, or even your mom or dad.
The contest will run until 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February 9, Pacific Daylight Time. At that time, the contest will be closed.
I’ll pick two valid entries from all the comments received by a random number generator. Make sure you include a valid e-mail address, so I can contact you if you win.
Your odds of winning are simply based upon the number of comments received – and based upon my readership numbers, that means your odds are going to be pretty darn good! (Just be glad this isn’t The Simple Dollar, or you’d have a better chance of winning the PowerBall.)