Communicating Finances in the Family

Talking and Taking Action (First Edition)
Roberta A. Davilla Robbins and A. Frank Thompson
©2020, 192 pages

Paperback list price: $32.95

Cognella Direct Ebook: $25.95

You save $7 (21%)

Learn about all formats available for adoption

Bookstore Managers: contact orders@cognella.com to place an order

Customize Communicating Finances in the Family

* Required Fields

Your Customization
cover-28700158882887-1A-URT
Communicating Finances in the Family

In stock

$25.95

Summary
    Most financial planning decisions faced by families are the result of family life stages—entering into a committed relationship; having and caring for children; working; taking care of parents; securing retirement funds; and distributing wealth at the end of life. All of these family life stages require planning, budgeting and, more importantly, communicating in order to reach these financial goals.

    Exploring the vital relationship between communication and financial planning, Communicating Finances in the Family: Talking and Taking Action helps students move from seeing money as a “problem” to viewing money as the “path” to achieving their financial goals.

    Readers learn about the role of money within a family, the emotional controversy it can create, the importance of honest communication in financial planning, and how to develop a family financial mission statement, set financial goals, and develop a budget. Included are case studies that demonstrate communication strategies in action and self-check questions to help students consider their own experiences and plans.

    Communicating Finances in the Family is an ideal supplementary text for courses in interpersonal communication, family communication, group communication, community, finance, economics, and family studies.

    Formats and Bulk Order Pricing for Confirmed Adoptions

    Publisher Direct Versions - Available through the Cognella Student Store for confirmed adoptions

    $34.95
    Ships Free!
    Publisher Direct Paperback These special, discounted paperback editions are sold exclusively through the Cognella Student Store (store.cognella.com) for confirmed adoptions. They are not available through other retailers. The books are printed on demand, do not have an ISBN, and are not intended for resale, which results in savings we pass along to students. Most Publisher Direct Paperbacks also come with free, immediate access to the first 30% of the ebook and FREE shipping.
    $25.95
    Best Value!
    Publisher Direct Ebook Publisher Direct ebooks are available in your Cognella account immediately after purchase and provide access for 180 days. Our ebooks run on RedShelf, VitalSource, or in some cases, must be accessed via Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program.

    Bookstore Pricing (MSRP)

    $29.95
    Binder Ready/Loose Leaf
    Talk to a rep for ISBN details
    Binder Ready versions have pages that are loose leaf, three-hole punched, and fit into any standard three-ring binder (not included). They are fully typeset, include front and back covers, and are available at a discount compared to standard paperbacks. Contact us for course adoptions; not available for individual purchase.
    $32.95 Paperback
    978-1-5165-8065-1
    Standard paperback version. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers — and from our website directly — see Purchase button above.
    $23.96
    Best Value!
    Inclusive Access Ebook
    978-1-5165-8066-8
    We partner with both RedShelf and VitalSource to provide day-one access to students through campus bookstores.
    See more options
    $29.95 Ebook
    978-1-5165-8066-8
    Ebooks are available for individual purchase (180-day access) through either RedShelf or VitalSource.
    $52.95 Hardcover
    978-1-5165-8067-5
    Great for libraries and rental programs. Contact us for course adoptions; also available for individual purchase through national wholesalers and retailers.
    Other Formats
    Talk to a rep for details
    Other formats (spiral bind, perforated, etc.) may be available. Contact us for course adoptions; specialty formats are not available for individual purchase.
    "Straightforward and accessible, this book successfully bridges discussions of communication and finance. As the importance of connections among communication, relationships, and finance becomes increasingly evident, this book is a much-needed and valuable resource."
    Dr. David T. McMahan, Department of Communication and Journalism - Missouri Western State University, First Vice President - National Communication Association

    "This book does something different from the thousands of books on financial planning. It teaches the reader how to talk openly and directly about money with loved ones. Again and again, the emphasis is on honest and frequent communication among family members. Mission statements help families get on the same page; yearly reviews of those statements help them stay on the same page. The book is chock full of informative and fascinating examples of couples and families confronted with financial decisions. How comforting to learn that careful and realistic planning, combined with a thoughtful communication strategy, can bring out the very best of a family. This book is a recipe for more fulfillment in life and for greater cohesion among family members. Bravo Davilla Robbins and Thompson!"
    Andrew S. Parlin, Founder, Washington Peak Investment Advisors LLC

    “I have read many personal finance books over the years. However, this is the first book I have read that integrates the importance of communication with personal finance. The book provides steps to ensure financial planning has a higher probability of success by teaching communication strategies throughout the process. This book will change how families talk about and handle their personal finances. I wish I would have read this book a long time ago!”
    Ryan Sheridan, President and CEO of PSB Corporation and Denver Savings Bank, Denver, IA

    "Communicating Finances in the Family is a rare book which doesn’t just focus on the dollars and cents of financial planning but also covers the human relationships involved in setting and implementing financial goals. Making financial decisions should involve family members. This book lays out the importance of ongoing communication within the family unit, laying out the process including constructing a mission statement, collecting financial statements, creating goals, and producing action plans. As a financial professional, Chapter 4 on financial analysis provides a simple and doable outline for collecting the necessary data to assist in the communication and financial planning process. But this book, unlike other financial planning books, also provides a blueprint for family communication. All families would benefit from the communication principles laid out in this book. I wish my parents and I could have had read this book and had these discussions. I strongly recommend this book to all families whether you are just starting out or have already accumulated wealth.”
    Dr. Linda E. Bowyer, Professor Emerita of Finance, University of Toledo

    "Communicating Finances in the Family: Talking and Taking Action is a much needed presentation of the important elements of a discussion that all families should pursue in attempting to manage family finances and to achieve important family goals. Too often families find themselves managing crisis situations that most likely could have been avoided with some planning and anticipation of important family needs. This book addresses the important facets of the planning discussion. As I have come to know, failure to plan is planning to fail. Families that adopt the ideas in this book and take the time to identify their short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term goals will be significantly better off. The clarity of writing and the real-life examples of families at different stages make this a necessary reference book."
    Dr. Daniel Klein, Associate Professor Emeritus of Finance, Bowling Green State University

    "I really like the idea of turning the problem of money into the path to achieving financial goals! Almost everyone can benefit from more education on finances. This looks like a great read and very well written."
    Mr. Taylor Anderson, principal, Denver (Iowa) Community High School