Prenups and prenup conversations can be intense and emotionally charged. They’ve been ridiculed by many from Seinfeld to Kanye West. Prenups have a bad reputation. Reading this short book will help you begin to understand what impacts our ability to talk about money openly, and will give you approaches to use right away as you begin to discuss money, your life together, and your prenup. This book is written not from a legal perspective, although it provides guidance in this area, but rather, its focus is on the relationship. Use this book to discover how have conversations and create an agreement that strengthens your foundation rather than create cracks that can last a lifetime.
About the Authors
As a twenty-year attorney, Emily Chase Smith has seen firsthand how the breakdown in interpersonal relationships can lead to ludicrous legal actions and results. Cracks in the foundation happen long before attorneys are called in to resolve issues and she’s devoted her practice to prevention and even strengthening of relationships, particularly through Kissing Contracts, i.e., prenups, postnups, and cohabitation agreements. Emily has a strong transactional and litigation background and is the author of Amazon #1 Best Seller The Beginner’s Guide to Purposeful Prenups and The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur; Navigate the Money Maze of Running a Business.
Emily Bouchard is the managing partner of www.WealthLegacyGroup.net, where they specialize in the emotional impact of wealth in people’s lives. Considered a leading expert on stepfamily issues, Emily B. has appeared on the Today Show and CNN, and has been featured in publications such as Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. She is also the founder of www.blended-families.com and co-author of Estate Planning for the Blended Family, and is passionate about having a positive impact in the lives of her clients, colleagues, family and friends.
As a life coach I see many people who launch businesses to bring their dreams to life. But those same people frequently have no plan for responsibly handling the money generated by their business success. In The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur, Emily shares clear systems and processes for avoiding the financial pitfalls that derail so many businesses. Read this book, implement the safeguards, and protect your dream.
—Dan Miller, life coach and New York Times best-selling author of 48 Days to the Work You Love
This is the book I wish I would have read before I started my businesses. It would have saved me a great deal of ‘figuring it out the hard way’ time and energy.
—John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and Duct Tape Selling
If you are passionate about being mediocre with your finances…then you should avoid Emily’s book at all costs.
—Jared Easley, host of Starve the Doubts and co-founder of the Podcast Movement
80 percent of small businesses do not receive outside funding; they bootstrap (and beg and borrow) to make their business dreams a reality. As these businesses grow, the hasty financial decisions and systems put in place during their infancy inevitably crumble.
Banishing CPA-speak, The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur offers time-strapped entrepreneurs—indeed, all business owners—simple and innovative tools to maintain business and personal financial health.
Here’s an understandable, step-by-step plan that will help you:
- Understand how an entrepreneur’s financial considerations differ from their traditionally employed counterparts.
- Appreciate the danger of failing to revisit start-up decisions and give you a roadmap to ease financial entanglements.
- Establish a business that can stand on its own financially.