We tend to think about money in terms of dollars and cents, something quantifiable that we either do or do not have enough of. For most of us, though, our actual experience of money is much more complex, intricate, and tangled.
Our relationship to money can be rational, logical, and realistic, but it is also irrational and emotional. Money is not only legal tender, it is emotional currency as well. The range of emotional responses to money and the meanings they carry—as well as the ways we use money to express our feelings—are almost limitless.
Money is often one of the most emotionally charged arenas in our lives, sometimes the most charged. It deeply touches our relationships with ourselves, others, and the world.
Kate’s book, Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money, is on sale now!
Celestial Arts/Ten Speed Press/Random House has published the book both as a paperback ($14.95) and an eBook. The book is available at your local bookstore or they can easily order it for you. You can also guarantee a signed copy by ordering it through Point Reyes Books at www.ptreyesbooks.com.
Emotional Currency is the only book that gives women the tools to understand—and challenge—their psychological relationship with money. By uncovering the emotional roots of our dealings with money we can make smarter decisions about our current and future financial lives.
Kate Levinson in Conversation with Susan Braun at the new School of Commonweal on August 28, 2011:
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