Praise for Money, Love & Legacy

Michael Krasny endorses Money, Love & Legacy

"How little we understand about money and love and how they work together but all too often against each other. Helga Hayse helps us understand much that we ought to know on that score. She writes from the heart and she puts lucidly into prose good, sound and wise advice about the ways for us to begin needed conversations across the generation chasm and the divide that follows all too often from pain, hurt and misunderstandings. She wants, in the best sense, to help others and her book can indeed do just that."

     Michael Krasny
     – Host of KQED Forum and author of Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest



Robert Burton endorses Money, Love & Legacy

"A common sense approach to rethinking personal relationships in the light of not-so-intuitively obvious cognitive science discoveries. Makes you question many of your most cherished beliefs about yourself and others."

      Robert Burton, MD
     – Author of On Being Certain: Believing That You Are Right Even When You're Not



Bruce Feldstein endorses Money, Love & Legacy

"None of us knows when our time is up. We might live beyond 100 years or die with the next heartbeat. As a former ER physician, I've seen families arrive too late for the conversations presented in this book. In my current role as chaplain for spiritual care, I attend people during their last days of life. I've seen the peace that comes to families who can have the conversations included in this book. Helga Hayse provides a gentle and clear guide to the territory most of us avoid – the conversations of the heart. Physicians, nurses, social workers and anyone who guides families towards open, (loving) and clear communication can gain tremendously from reading this book."

          Bruce Feldstein, M.D., Director
         – The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center


"A pathway, guide and instruction book for dealing with two taboo subjects – money and death. Helga shows how families can avoid misunderstandings about these two issues. This book should be mandatory reading for every parent and adult child. It will bring clarity and closure, while teaching all how to manage and deal with money, love and legacy."

       Stan Jernigan

       –Founder, The Mentor Group



"Your book is having quite an impact!  We've all read it, my son in LA recommended it to a lawyer in family practice. I had my first meeting with my youngest son & it went exceedingly well - better than I could imagine.  You have opened many doors - thank you!"
       – Ingrid


"A must read for anyone wanting to understand the relationship between love and money, and how this relationship plays out in our own families. Helga Hayse has provided a blue print for the conversations we must have if we want to live and act consciously and with integrity in reconciling matters of the heart with matters of money, and the legacy we leave as a result. This is the first book of its kind I have seen. It is extremely accessible and practical, but avoids becoming a dry "how to" guidebook because it is glued together by concerns of the heart. I am old enough to have seen the harm caused by families not discussing these important matters before it is too late."
      – B Crary  


"In Money, Love & Legacy, Helga Hayse takes emotionally charged, difficult topics between parents, children and family members, and provides wise and relevant advice on why it's so important to talk about them.  Grudges, anger, perceived wrongs, misunderstandings, whatever, will all be trumped eventually by death and its finality. Helga writes in a comfortable, natural style that puts the reader at ease, and paves the way for dialogue to take place. At times funny, and at times quite poignant, it is an important book to read."
       – E. Charnes
"Did you put off having "that" conversation with your parents? I know I did. Waited until it was too late for a mutually rewarding exchange of issues and emotions. At the time, letting matters slide until "tomorrow" was deceptively easy --- dealing with the aftermath of things unsaid has not been easy, especially with no recourse. Money Love & Legacy is a gentle and extremely informative guidebook for dealing with two taboo subjects: money and death. Get this book NOW! (And get one for your parent(s) or grown-up kid(s).) Note: the "Legacy Binder" (a step-by-step guide to assembling critical papers and information) alone is worth the price."
      – M Charles
"Are there relationship issues which need to be cleared up? Have you shared your important values and truths with your loved ones? Are there any amends you would wish to make or forgiveness you would seek? Ms. Hayse offers a framework for discussion of these topics and generously shares her own experience of loss and healing. This is a book from which all can benefit as they contemplate their own deaths or the loss of those they love."
     – Susan Gilbert
"After buying and reading this book, my husband and I began a series of conversations with our elderly parent, our adult children and stepchildren and most important, with each other about how we want to plan our own futures.
Helga Hayse' Money, Love & Legacy is a book we refer to on a regular basis. Her writing is personal, informative and specific. The book is unlike any of the other "estate planning" books we've read. It's more like a Life Planning guide with a good friend."
     – Tira Meesue