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Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate Paperback – October 1, 2009
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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.)
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"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
"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 painlessas they should be." Beverly Goodman, senior editor, Smart Money Magazine