Book Review: "Money Talks"

What's my rating for "Money Talks"?

I gave the book a 5 out of 5 Rockstar rating.

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“Money Talks” makes it easier to engage in money conversations we’d otherwise avoid. This book is the ultimate how-to book for just about any money conversation. Using an astounding seventy-five different scenarios organized in this eight-part, 400+ page book, Gail covers everything from emotional manipulation, to managing change, to addressing power and control issues.

Money is a medium of exchange, that’s all. It’s what we use to complete our transactions. So money isn’t the problem. We are the problem. How we behave—what we do with our money and how we communicate about that behavior—is at the root of most of the challenges we face with, and blame on, money.
— Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Money Talks, p. 2.

This useful volume:

  1. Helps us identify the root cause of the issues we’re dealing with
  2. Enables us to determine what the best course(s) of action is/are for us
  3. Gives us the tools to act on the decisions and, most importantly, follow through

When it comes to money and relationship issues, Gail tells us what we need to hear, not what we want to hear. She then arms us with the playbook we need to plan and have the tough conversations—with ourselves and others—we so often avoid. It’s tough love at its best.

To find out more about the book and my thoughts about it, read my full review here.


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