Financial Intimacy

Financial Intimacy
Financial Intimacy

Financial Intimacy

How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate
By Jacquette Timmons


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $21.99)

ISBN 9781556527753

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2009)


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Managing the intersection of love and money

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.


"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

"Jacquette Timmons merges the practical with the political in her exciting work . . . A true contribution from a wise, compassionate, and perceptive guide."  —Naomi Wolf, author, The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot and Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries

Author Biography

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.