No matter how compatible you are, sooner or later every couple runs into questions about money-even outright disagreements. It's normal, even inevitable. The question is not how to avoid problems, but how to solve them. This is your guide to couples economics: spending and saving, borrowing and investing, managing the big-ticket expenses and having enough left over to retire the way you've always dreamed. Here is the practical advice you need-not from pop psychologists or investment-guru gasbags, but from a real couple that's been dealing with these issues from more than twenty years. Among the topics covered extensively: How to combine your individual money styles Establishing a household budget Drafting a life plan How to evaluate your insurance needs How to use financial planners and advisers Buying your first home Starting college and retirement funds The art of compromise And much more!