Jacquette Michele Timmons.
I am curious.
I am an observer.
I am a listener.
> “I focus on the human side of money.”
> “Stop expecting this not to be hard.”
> “Your money needs you to give it direction.”
> “She was with me when I took my first breath. I get to be with her when she takes her last.”
> “Some days, just get up. Other days, take a shower. Other days, write down three things you have to do today and just get those three things done.”
> “My grief was not interrupted by having to make financial decisions.”
Jacquette Timmons is a financial behaviorist, which means she focuses on the human side of money. With a career start in fashion, it took the stock market crash of ’87 to spark her passion for finance. She has lived a life packed with the twists of small business ownership and the turns of grief from the loss of the two most important people in her life. She is not just still standing, she is glowing with joy. She is omnipresent and made of the same things that makes the sun so bright and warm and vital.
Jacquette M. Timmons focuses on the human side of money. She works as a financial behaviorist and is committed to getting you to see that you don't manage money - you manage your choices around money. She's the author of "Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate" and the creator of The Comfort Circle™ dinner series, where she hosts discussions about money, business and life over food and wine. When she's not providing behavioral-based financial coaching, she's traveling the country for speaking engagements to talk about the intersection of emotions and money. Her work has been featured on SiriusXM, "Good Morning America," Oprah.com, CNN, HLN, FOX, Black Enterprise, NPR, Wall Street Journal and Family Circle. [more…]
> Why acknowledging your relationship with money is important
> What people are most afraid of regarding their finances
> Why we spend money on convenience
> Are saving binges as bad as spending binges
> How people learn about money from their family
> Policy planning to consider a new kind of working American
> How a stock market crash motivated her love for money
> Where her joy comes from
Major Conversation Highlights:
> Why/how people come to see a Financial Behaviorist
> Why we are so scared of money
> Why women are better investors
> What is wealth & how do you accumulate it
> The state of black wealth and the systemic challenges that accompany it
> What it looks like to be brave with your money
> How she started in fashion and ended up in finance
> How she reconciles death with her faith
> What it feels like to know that God loves you
Noted Discussion Items:
The Comfort Circle
Financial Intimacy – Jacquette’s Book
Median Wealth of Black Americans in 2053