How to foster financial intimacy

Season 2 Episode 27

How to foster financial intimacy

One of the most important aspects of a relationship is honesty, especially when it comes to money. That’s because being honest about your finances can lead to a new type of affection – financial intimacy. In this episode of Edelman Financial Engines’ Everyday Wealth™, Jean is joined by wealth planners Isabel Barrow and Andy Smith to talk about all the ways a planner can help couples overcome challenges, improve communication and create intimacy. Later in the episode, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, a wealth psychology expert and author, joins the conversation to discuss how couples can break the money silence and help improve relationships by identifying and comparing money beliefs.


Ms. Chatzky receives cash compensation for acting as host of the Everyday Wealth podcast and for related activities and therefore has an incentive to endorse Edelman Financial Engines and its planners. That compensation is a fixed sum paid on an annual basis; and reimbursement for certain expenses. The amount paid each year does not vary, is not based on show content or any results-dependent factors (e.g., popularity of the show).

This show is pre-recorded, and any callers are prescreened.

The views and opinions expressed by Kathleen Burns Kingsbury are solely her own and may not reflect the views or opinions of EFE or its planners.

The information being provided is for informational and educational purposes only. You should consult with a financial advisor to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.

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Jean Chatzky

Meet the host: Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky came to personal finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a journalist who dug into the topic of money to get her own money in order as well as to earn a paycheck. She has the innate ability to take the complicated world of money and explain it in ways we can all understand. And this has never been more important than now because we all have more responsibility for our financial lives than any generation that came before us. Aside from hosting Everyday Wealth™, Jean is the CEO of and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC's TODAY show for 25 years and the financial ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

How to Foster Financial Intimacy