Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate [NOOK Book]

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Addressing the common reasons people don't discuss personal finances in detail and in-depth with their partner, this unique approach to managing money goes beyond the superficial to the substantial and significant conversations couples should have about money. In part one, personal profiles of 19 women reflect the financial and emotional challenges every woman, to some degree, eventually faces when the relationships she has with herself, her money, and her mate converge. The second section reviews key ...

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Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate

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Overview

Addressing the common reasons people don't discuss personal finances in detail and in-depth with their partner, this unique approach to managing money goes beyond the superficial to the substantial and significant conversations couples should have about money. In part one, personal profiles of 19 women reflect the financial and emotional challenges every woman, to some degree, eventually faces when the relationships she has with herself, her money, and her mate converge. The second section reviews key individual thoughts, behavior, and expectations concerning money and examines how these affect the expectations of a significant other. The love-and-money dance is the focus of the third part, providing 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Concerned that her friends—“college educated, savvy and otherwise smart professional women”—were not honestly discussing their financial situations with their partners, Timmons, founder of an investment firm, explores the reasons for their reluctance and how it can be a ticking time bomb in a relationship. She interviews a wide spectrum of women, 17 of whom are spotlighted in the book; her subjects are single, divorced, widowed, straight and gay—and share in their anxiety and inability to come clean about their finances and discuss money with their partners in sufficient “detail and depth.” Written as a combination of “how come” and “how to,” Timmons deals firmly with the “Prince Charming Effect,” urging women to develop good financial habits without expecting a man to care for them. These tips, along with thoughtful discussion questions, will encourage women to think more carefully about taking control—and Timmons's firm, encouraging tone will help them learn to communicate about a subject that is too frequently—and foolishly—considered taboo. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Timmons (founder, Sterling Investment Management) offers a book that is borderline gimmicky in its focus but that does address, largely through personal narratives, ways to understand and talk about money with one's significant other. Although it might have been nice to see more concrete examples and suggestions, this could be a good choice for readers who should know about the topic but who don't normally read finance titles.
From the Publisher

"Women learn best by sharing stories . . . the more honest, the better. That’s why Jacquette Timmons's down-to-earth empathy and advice will demystify finance and make a real difference. This book will help women save relationships as well as money!"  —Mary Lou Quinlan, CEO, Just Ask a Woman, and author, What She's Not Telling You, Why Women Hide the Whole Truth, and What Marketers Can Do About It

"This book is filled with interesting insights and pieces of wisdom and it is well worth the reader's time to better understand the roles that money can play in the financial intimacy of couples."  —Dr. Howard P. Tuckman, dean of the Graduate School of Business, dean of the Business Faculty, and George Jean Chair of Business, Fordham University

"How do couples manage to mix their money with the honey of intimacy?  The divorce rate suggests that many don't. This book goes beyond financial literacy to promote financial intimacy and the possibility of financial synergy in relationships."  —Julianne Malveaux, economist and president, Bennett College for Women

"There are all kinds of books on marriage and relationships, but I've never seen one that so brilliantly deals with creating healthy financial intimacy for couples."  —Barbara Stanny, author, Prince Charming Isn’t Coming

"Financial Intimacy goes beyond telling couples how to manage their debt and invest for the future; it shows couples how to make those conversations routine and painless—as they should be."  —Beverly Goodman, senior editor, Smart Money Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569763735
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,387,444
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Jacquette M. Timmons is a national investment expert and financial coach and the founder of Sterling Investment Management, a New York–based investment-education and financial-coaching firm. She has worked in the investment industry for 23 years and conducts numerous personal finance and investing workshops. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Posted November 5, 2009

    Very relevant!

    An interesting look at attitudes (both conscious and unconscious) regarding money in relationships. A great resource for recognizing and avoiding pitfalls which impact many relationships.

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