The Heart of Money: A Couple's Guide to Creating True Financial Intimacy

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New World Library, 2012 - Business & Economics - 197 pages
Money issues have long been the number one cause of relationship disharmony and divorce, yet when it comes to identifying and changing unhealthy money patterns and behaviors, many couples feel helpless. Money coach Deborah Price has taught thousands of people how to work together to resolve money conflicts and create a financially empowered future. In these pages, she presents strategies and tools for creating financial intimacy while learning to communicate about money issues calmly and reflectively, rather than reactively. With inspirational stories and practical techniques and exercises, this book will help you and your partner:

* learn the language of financial intimacy and talk about money in a healthy and empowering way
* recognize and change unhealthy money patterns
* identify which of the eight money types apply to each of you and understand the impact they have on your life, your relationship, and your finances
* build a mutual sense of financial security and confidence
* work through setbacks and challenges to make your relationship stronger than ever before
 

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Contents

The Last Taboo
1
Chapter Two Your Money Story and Personal Mythology
19
Money Patterns
31
Chapter Four Creating a Language of Financial Intimacy
61
Chapter Five Managing Your Money Conversations
83
Chapter Six Commone Money Traps and Issues
101
Chapter Seven Overcoming Financial Challenges and Setbacks
119
Chater Eight Negotiating Money Conflicts and Differences
139
Chapter Nine Kids and Money
153
Chapter Ten CoCreating a Rich and Financially Empowered Relationship
165
Notes
179
Resources
181
Certified Money Coaches
183
Index
187
About the Author
197
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Deborah L. Price is a money coach and the founder and CEO of the Money Coaching Institute, which provides money coaching, consulting, and coach training to individuals, couples, and businesses. Now an international speaker, consultant, and trainer, for over twenty years she was a financial advisor with firms such as Merrill Lynch, MassMutual, and AIG. She lives in Northern California.

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