In Saturday's article about couples finding a way to talk money, I mentioned ways that couples can start the discussion. But if you want to explore the issue even further, here are some resources to prime the pump.


Books: “For Richer, Not Poorer: The Money Book for Couples” by Ruth Hayden ($14) is available online and at her website.

“First Comes Love, Then Comes Money: A Couple’s Guide to Financial Communication” ($14) by Bethany and Scott Palmer.


Free or nearly free tips: Moneyworkbook includes a free online test for determining each of your money personalities.

For Love and Money: 150 Financial Tips for Couples by Kathleen Gurney and Ginita Wall ($5). Questions for couples while dating, living together, newlyweds, starting a family, relationship skills for financial success and remarriage. Download tips here

Go here for free quizzes on money personality, financial relationships and questions for dating or engaged couples.


: Hayden also offers classes for a fee for couples held on the St. Catherine’s campus in St. Paul. Sign up at her website. The popular classes are filled until the summer sessions.


Non-profit debt counselors: LSS Financial Counseling in Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Paul (1-888-577-2227) or Family Means (651-789-4014) in Stillwater, Minneapolis and Minnetonka.


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