Author Q&A: A ‘little black book’ for couples’ finances

Do you and your significant other have a plan for your finances? Are you also looking for a date night idea?

Laurie Teal has a book for that.

“Nine Nights” is a series of nine conversations designed to help couples organize their financial future.

Teal owns a business, Organized Solutions, which helps clients with home and office organization, bill paying and budgeting.

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This is her first book. It aims to help couples create a plan before they face an emergency or a relationship that’s strained over money.

Q: What inspired you to write this book?

A: One of my clients became a widow a few years ago and was very unprepared to deal with her husband’s estate. She suggested I write a book that she could share with her friends and family. Another client very successfully uses the file organization discussed in the book.

Q: What are your connections to Brown County?

A: My family has had a home in Brown County for 10 years. My husband and I moved here permanently almost two years ago.

Q: What’s the last book you read? Do you have a favorite?

A: I just finished reading “Quiet” by Susan Cain. It’s a well-researched discussion of the power and influence of introverts. My favorite book is “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova, a beautifully written book about, of all things, Dracula.

Q: Where can people buy this book, and for how much?

A: “Nine Nights” is available on for $9.99.