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I really expected that this book would give some practical tips on communicating about money. I have felt the strain of talking with my wife and parents about financial matters and I was expecting this book to be of assistance in understanding stress points, ways different generations think about money, risk tolerances, and other issues around money. This book did none of those things. This is basically a "spend less and stash money away even if you have debt" book. Frustratingly enough, it is not even a good book in that genre. Don't expect any actual tips on communication.
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Would you try another book from Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and Charles R. Schwab and/or Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and Charles R. Schwab ?
This book was misleading in it's title. I bought it as I thought it would help discuss money with loved ones. It does that for one chapter or so and then moves onto the basics of a financial plan including plugging their financial products. I played it with my husband in the car and was disappointed. It started out well with the discussion and goals subject but that was it. Then we were into working out risk profiles and managed funds vs direct stocks.
If you are looking for an overview of preparing a financial plan, then this may have good content for you. However, if you are looking for a book to help you discuss money with your spouse the first 20 minutes is the best bit.
I will declare that I haven't finished listening to the book so there may be more at the back but I don't want to listen to anymore to get there.
Has It Pays to Talk turned you off from other books in this genre?
No. I bought another book at the same time and it is excellent.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
What character would you cut from It Pays to Talk?
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