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Financial Fitness logoYour Financial Strength:

  • Being aware of the money messages you received growing up can impact how you feel about money today.
  • Be honest with yourself about how you view money. Only then can you begin to work on improving your relationship with it.
  • What are your money tendencies? Are you a spender or a saver?
  • Learn how your partner views money and identify the money strengths you both bring to the relationship.
  • Find ways to change your own thinking and behavior to align with your financial goals.

Financial Suggestions Provided By:

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma – CCCS is a non-profit agency committed to helping people help themselves become financially strong individuals and families through counseling, debt management and education. www.cccsok.org or 405-789-2227 or 800-364-2227

Web Links:

  • FINRA Investor Education Foundation - www.saveandinvest.org - Unbiased financial tools and information for military families and all investors from the FINRA Foundation.
  • Financial Literacy & Education Commission - www.mymoney.gov - Provides information to the public regarding basic financial literacy. Covers topic such as balancing a checkbook, investing for the future and purchasing a home.
  • The National Endowment for Financial Education - www.smartaboutmoney.orgwww.smartaboutmoney.org - Provides tips, articles, worksheets and resources to help you manage your money.
  • Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov/moneymatters - Information on money basics; budgeting, credit ratings, saving & spending wisely.

Suggested Reads:

book jacket for The Wealth CureThe Wealth Cure: putting money in its place by Hill Harper
Using his own journey as a parable, Harper inspires the reader to evaluate their values while explaining the importance of laying a sound financial foundation and how to recognize the worth of your relationships and increase the value of your interactions with the people in your life. Drawing on his personal recollections and true stories from family and friends, Harper helps readers begin to see money not as a goal but as a tool that provides freedom for following their passions. The keys include investing in yourself, tapping the resources you need, and taking responsibility for how those resources are used.

 

book jacket for Psych Yourself RichPsych Yourself Rich: get the mindset and discipline you need to build your financial life by Farnoosh Torabi
Shows how to stop agonizing and start organizing; become your own biggest 'money advocate'; assert yourself to stop getting ripped off by financial institutions; make your money count; build momentum; embrace an entrepreneurial spirit; get where you want to go, while others spend decades running in place.

 

 

book jacket for Financially Ever AfterFinancially Ever After: the couples' guide to managing money by Jeff D. Opdyke
Covers any and all financial issues that couples face, including budgeting, deciding on whether to have joint or individual accounts, dividing up family financial chores, confronting debt, making major purchases, as well as handling mortgages, employment, children, and even engagement rings. He offers dozens of real-life scenarios between couples, with scripts and suggestions for how to broach delicate money-related subjects with your significant other, whether he or she has a shaky credit history or is feeling left out of family financial decision-making.

 

book jacket for Financial IntimacyFinancial Intimacy: how to create a healthy relationship with your money and your mate by Jacquette M. Timmons
Provides a framework for asking questions and exchanging information that allow any couple to know and understand each other's personal financial history. Assessing and improving the emotional impact of managing money in a romantic relationship, this guidebook elevates the conversation about money and provides women with the tools to take the lead.

 

 

book jacket for Get Financially NakedGet Financially Naked: how to talk money with your honey by Manisha Thako and Sharon Kedar
Accessible and easy to follow, the three-part process presented in this book teaches you how to: accurately interpret your current financial condition; become truly involved in the costs of the couple; move forward using the "three powers steps to financial success.

 

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