November 10, 2012

The Heart of Money by Deborah L. Price

The Heart of Money by Deborah L. Price is a book to help couples with their financial issues. Money is often a touchy subject for couples, and this book helps to ease the subject matter to help both individuals with their money as a couple.

Book Description
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” – The Heart of Money

My Thoughts
The Heart of Money is packed with strategies and exercises for a couple to do that focuses on their finances. The overall message that I got out of it was that money should be talked about in a healthy and positive way, even if there are financial problems that need to be dealt with.

Deborah L. Price (what a perfect last name for her) writes this book with compassion and understanding. She truly wants to help people push past and fix their financial issues, especially when it comes to relationships. She is authentic and the suggestions and tips she shares with us in this book can really help. There are many real life examples of how the author’s clients were helped by these tips, and it is highly encouraging as a reader to see this.

Overall, I think that is a very good book to read for couples that need to have that conversation about money and their finances. I think that single people could also benefit from reading it too though, and they’ll be better prepared for that conversation about money in their next relationship.

* Thank you to the publisher of The Heart of Money, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Sounds like a book all couples should read!