If genetic and other characteristics can be passed down through generations, why not one’s financial habits? And how does your position in the family and in society affect your relationship with money?

These were some of the questions that motivated Mpumalanga-born Vangile Makwakwa to write her new book, What’s Your Money Personality? Changing the Way Black Families Manage their Finances. Makwakwa’s first book, Heart, Mind and Money, published in 2014, looked at the link between emotions and money. What’s your Money Personality? comes from hundreds of coaching sessions that Makwakwa, a money trauma coach, had with clients...

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