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Book Review: What’s Yours is Mine – When a Realist Marries an Idealist

In my role as a Virtual Author’s Assistant (VAA) I have the opportunity to work with a number of talented indie authors and sample works I may not have otherwise read. Not that they don’t deserve to be read, but because they may fall outside of a genre I typically gravitate toward.

This was the case when author Stacy Willoughby contacted me about the possibility of us working together to bring her newly published book to market. She told me that she had written a nonfiction piece focused on helping new couples successfully discuss and merge finances. Since I have been married for over 22 years and don’t have much of an interest in reading about finance, I didn’t fit her targeted reader profile. Still, I agreed to take a look at What’s Yours is Mine – When a Realist Marries and Idealist in an effort to get to know her and her book better to see if we may be a good fit working together. I was pleasantly surprised!

What’s Yours is Mine — When a Realist Marries an Idealist is a fun-to-read, self-help book that is more of a relatable  memoir than financial game plan for new couples. While Stacy does offer sound financial wisdom, her focus is on communication and conversation starters to help couples talk about money — something that doesn’t come easy to most of us. She uses examples from her own life and lessons learned when she married her husband, Rick, and found herself in a blended family situation. It’s honest and straightforward. She airs her dirty laundry to help others find the courage to have those difficult conversations with their partner, overcome their insecurities and figure out a way to work together to achieve their dreams. I think this book would make a wonderful engagement or wedding gift for any couple!


  • Objective insight from an author in the financial industry
  • Conversation starters with specific ideas that really work
  • Checklists and exercises to complete
  • Real-life anecdotes illustrating the do’s and don’ts of talking with your partner about money

You can learn more about Stacy and her book at Please check it out and help Stacy spread the word to others about her book!


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