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, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

ISBN 9781556527753

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2009)


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Managing the intersection of love and money
There is a commonly held perception that we don’t talk about money. Actually, we talk about it all the time—we are just having the wrong conversation. The result: finances fracture and even destroy many relationships.  In this timely book, money expert Jacquette M. Timmons addresses the financial issues that couples face, examining how family background, personal choices, and socioeconomic and cultural influences affect the way women merge love and money. Encouraging women first to explore their own relationship with money, she provides a framework for an honest exchange of information so partners can understand each other’s personal financial stories, the many emotions money elicits in them, and their financial preferences, prejudices, and tolerance levels. In these uncertain economic times, more and more couples are learning the hard way that a lack of financial intimacy can sabotage even the best relationships. Timmons gives women the tools they need to take the lead in the financial dialogue so they can live wealthy and well with their partner—in good times and bad.


"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.