Are You and Your Spouse Financially Compatible? Find Out at Upcoming Inland Empire "Meet The Author" Book Signing April 16

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  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) April 07, 2015 - Are you and your spouse financially compatible? Do you have disagreements about money, but wish you were on the same page? Do you know a couple facing financial hardship and want to help? A new book addressing such issues will be launched at a free public event on Thursday, April 16 at 5-7 pm at Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen (980 Montecito Drive) in Corona. The Couples Guide to Financial Compatibility, written by certified financial planner, radio host and "go-to" media expert Jeff Motske, will be sold at the free event for $15 and guests will have an opportunity to take a pop-up version of his financial compatibility quiz. (One of the hallmarks of the book is a financial compatibility quiz that serves as a starting point to establish how each person in the relationship views money-related topics.)

    Published by Da Capo Press, the book covers a broad spectrum of topics that couples often grapple with throughout their lives like dealing with credit card debt, saving for your children's education, deciding whether to rent or buy your home, caring for your aging parents, saving for retirement, navigating childcare issues and determining how much to spend on entertainment and luxuries.

    The Couples Guide to Financial Compatibility was inspired by Motske's real-life experiences with couples whose sometimes divergent perspectives on money led to conflict and how he was able to help them find peaceful resolution. He outlines practical steps and offers advice to guide couples as they go through the various stages of their lives.

    "One of the most overlooked yet important aspects of a relationship is how the two of you perceive and deal with money," said Motske, who has helped tens of thousands of couples find happiness in love and money. "I and others in my field know all too well how conflict in this area can unravel an otherwise healthy relationship. The book will help couples determine whether they see eye to eye on the most important issues and how come to terms with their differences."

    Among the questions found in Motske's quiz:
    *Entertainment: My view on dining out, going to the movies or sports events, enjoying a night of cocktails/dancing, or other entertainment is:
    A. It's very important part of enjoying life and a necessity for me.
    B. I like going out, but I try to watch the cost.
    C. An occasional night on the town can be fun, but I am content to stay home most weekends.
    D. I'd rather stay home and save the money.

    *Unexpected money: If I received a large amount of money out of the blue (e.g., an inheritance), I should (check your primary plan):
    A. Put it into a bank savings account.
    B. Invest in the stock market for my financial future.
    C. Save half and spend the rest.
    D. Spend it for something I've always wanted.
    E. Purchase real estate/income property.
    F. Pay down high interest "bad" debt (e.g., credit cards).

    *Credit cards: My philosophy is to:
    A. Use them but always pay off the full balance each month.
    B. Use them to buy things I want and then pay the minimum balance or whatever I can each month.
    C. I only use them in emergencies when I do not have enough cash.
    D. I only use cash or debit cards, which comes out of my checking, but not credit cards.

    *Saving goals: What is your primary saving and investment goal now? (Check one)
    A. Buying or upgrading my home
    B. Retirement or financial independence
    C. Education for the children
    D. Other (e.g., car, recreational toys, weddings, etc.)

    *Who's in charge?: When it comes to dividing financial responsibilities, who is primarily in charge of?
    A. Managing the checkbook, paying the bills, keeping track of the family money, and so forth
    i. Mostly me
    ii. Mostly my significant other
    iii. Both equally
    B. Deciding on savings and investments
    i. Mostly me
    ii. Mostly my significant other
    iii. Both equally
    C. Deciding on major purchases
    i. Mostly me
    ii. Mostly my significant other
    iii. Both equally

    Motske is on a nationwide book tour that includes stops at the NY Times, Wall St. Journal, USA Today, "Home & Family," Real Simple and other major media. His book, which was published by Da Capo Press ($16.99 US), is the result of his decades of experience working with couples to solve their financial problems and bring them closer together. The book offers the tools couples need to sort out their finances and open the lines of communication when it comes to love and money.

    Securities and advisory services offered through National Planning Corporation. (NPC) Member FINRA, SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Trilogy Financial Services and NPC are separate and unrelated entities.

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