What are you and your spouse more likely to talk about – sex or money?

Conflicts over money are a leading cause of divorce today, and lying about money, often called “financial infidelity,” can destroy a relationship. Money talk can be difficult. New book shows couples how to overcome insecurities and work together.
By: Alexemi Publishing for Sunday Brunch Books
 
Jan. 24, 2013 - PRLog -- What are you and your spouse more likely to talk about – sex or money? If your answer is, “Neither!” you’re not alone. Just like sex talk, money talk between couples – especially newlyweds – can be uncomfortable. It can cause us to feel exposed, vulnerable, and embarrassed. But money talk isn’t just about whether to combine checking accounts, it’s about trust, communication, and learning to make financial decisions that support each other’s financial goals.

We’ve all heard the statistic: one of the main reasons why marriages end is because of money. Or rather, it’s because we don’t know how to talk about money. After author Stacy Willoughby (What's Yours is Mine – When a Realist Marries an Idealist) and her husband Rick married, they were suddenly faced with the complex financial and emotional issues that arise when newlyweds combine their lives and their finances.

“My husband is a union carpenter and has been in that line of work for over 30 years. This was his second marriage and I found myself as the stepmother to a teenage boy,” says Willoughby.   “Over the years, I have found that my stories are similar to the stories of other couples and that is what inspired me to write, What’s Yours is Mine – When When a Realist Marries an Idealist.”

A True Story of Love and Money

Part memoir, part how-to, What’s Yours is Mine is a true story about the defining moments that changed how Stacy and Rick work together and communicate about money. Willoughby offers a unique perspective about what it takes for couples to find financial harmony based on both her relationship and her years of experience in financial services helping clients work through their financial struggles.

What’s Yours is Mine is a wonderful book that walks you through the real life experiences you encounter with money issues,” says Stacey Anderson, publisher of Getting Organized Magazine.  “The stories are so relatable and Stacy does a fantastic job of recommending the questions you need to ask when it comes to discussing finances. A great financial game plan.”

What’s Yours Is Mine covers the skills and advice you need to effectively communicate and make decisions about money. Discussion topics include:
·       Merging (or not) your checking accounts
·       Financial changes in store now that you are married
·       Creating and building mutual respect for each other’s goals and dreams

What’s Yours Is Mine will empower you to find positive ways to communicate about money and will inspire you and your spouse to reach for your dreams together.

About the Author
Stacy Willoughby has worked in the financial services industry since 2001 and remains a hopeless romantic. She is passionate about helping couples, especially newlyweds, start off on the right foot financially. A Seattle native, she lives in Bothell, Washington, with her husband, Rick, and his cat, Sophie. For more information, visit http://www.stacywilloughby.com.

Book Information
What’s Yours is Mine – When When a Realist Marries an Idealist is available for sale in paperback and electronic versions on Amazon.com and other retailers.

Publisher: Sunday Brunch Press
Print: ISBN 978-0-9859176-0-9
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