Hi, I’m Jacquette M. Timmons – at my core, I’m a behaviorist, having been fascinated by human behavior since childhood and human behavior in the context of money since the stock market crash of 1987. Five years after the crash, I had my MBA, in finance, which taught me how to think like a quant. Eight years after that, I combined my finance training and inherent fascination to focus on the psychology + emotions of money.
Ever since, I’ve been a bit of rebel shaking up the personal finance industry with the message that “money is never just about money.” Coaching, speaking, teaching and writing are a few of the ways I show people how to solve (or get ahead of their) money problems. I show people how to alter their relationship to and with money – by changing their behavior; I show individuals and couples how to have greater clarity, intimacy, confidence and control – the ingredients they need to win the money-game. I’m the founder
of Sterling Investment Management, Inc. and the author of, “Financial Intimacy:
How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate.”
Jacquette M. Timmons, is the author of “Financial Intimacy.” She is a sought-after speaker, financial coach, workshop leader and media expert on money, choices, relationships and life. She is also the creator of the Financial Intimacy Conference, and founder of Sterling Investment Management, Inc., an investment education and financial coaching firm. She has worked in the investment industry for twenty-six years, dedicating more than a decade to teaching intelligent people how to be smarter with their money. Ms. Timmons holds an MBA in finance from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business and a BS in marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Prior to creating Sterling in 1995, Ms. Timmons spent nine years with Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank). The last five years of her tenure were spent in the Private Bank. Among her many accomplishments was the successful launching of Private Investment Planning, an advisory business targeted primarily to emerging affluent individuals and smaller institutions. She served as the sole manager of this business unit for two years and was responsible for business development, client servicing and operations management.
Ms. Timmons is a member of the New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association and is on the Board of Directors for Non-Profit Connection, an organization that provides management assistance to non-profit organizations, and The Laundromat Project, a Brooklyn-based arts organization committed to making visual art more accessible to communities of color living on low incomes. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors for the New York Chapter of the National Association of Securities Professionals, an organization she co-founded.