"Ms. Sackler tries to answer one of the most complicated personal-finance questions of all: How do you talk to your family about money?... The writing is straightforward, and makes a compelling argument for having the money talk." —The New York Times

Lori Sackler PhotoThere is a natural and organic continuity to family finances. They follow the ebb and flow of the seasons of life — birth, death, college, marriage, remarriage, and retirement.

The impact that money has on our psyches often makes it difficult to discuss; we shy away from talking about it, often foolishly stymieing communication when we need it most. By overcoming “money taboos,” we can properly plan for our financial future, nurture healthy values across generations, and secure and protect family assets and relationships for years to come.