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By Jacquette M. Timmons

ISBN-10: 1556527756

ISBN-13: 9781556527753

There's a regularly held belief that we don’t speak about funds. truly, we discuss all of it the time—we are only having the inaccurate dialog. the outcome: funds fracture or even smash many relationships.  In this well timed booklet, cash specialist Jacquette M. Timmons addresses the monetary matters that face, analyzing how family members heritage, own offerings, and socioeconomic and cultural impacts have an effect on the way in which ladies merge love and funds. Encouraging ladies first to discover their very own courting with cash, she presents a framework for a decent alternate of knowledge so companions can comprehend every one other’s own monetary tales, the numerous feelings funds elicits in them, and their monetary personal tastes, prejudices, and tolerance levels. In those doubtful monetary occasions, increasingly more are studying the tough approach loss of monetary intimacy can sabotage even the easiest relationships. Timmons provides girls the instruments they should take the lead within the monetary discussion to allow them to dwell prosperous and good with their partner—in sturdy instances and undesirable.

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Credit cards originated in the United States in the 1930s, and their use became more widespread by the 1950s. Our use of credit cards is so pervasive that we lead the world in credit card circulation. 3 billion credit cards in circulation; compare that to the next largest market, the United Kingdom, which had 59 million at the end of 2003. Americans’ credit card usage is unparalleled—and so is our tolerance for debt. S. 8 And it seems to be growing in lockstep with our nation’s debt. S. national debt is hovering around $11 trillion.

On the surface, one might assume Delissa and Elia were really fighting about a $20,000 debt. In actuality, theirs is the classic case of the visionary risk-taker attracting the practical, cautious one. A choice they’ve made to ensure that this difference works in their favor more times than it doesn’t is to segment who pays for what (he handles the household bills; she the business bills). And they’ve agreed not to purchase big-ticket items unless they are both in agreement on the method by which they will be paid.

8 percent. Numbers have a way of personalizing cold, hard facts and revealing possible truths that many of us may not be ready to digest. I don’t share this information to be a doomsayer. But these statistics should remind single, never-married women in general, and single, never-married black women in particular, to avoid playing the waiting game. In other words, don’t defer financial decisions, both small and large, in anticipation of marriage, because there is a strong possibility you may not marry.

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