Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want
It was disappointing as a finance specialization student to hear a teacher reciting finance books like a pro, and complaining afterwards that he wasn’t earning enough money. I realized he couldn’t teach me a thing about finances if he couldn’t deal with his own in a diligent manner. The article I had to read for the English class: Get a free ride from credit companies by Gregory Bresiger was more useful, and even though it wasn’t enough, it was a beginning. As I have been molding my career, it has evolved up to self-employed, and I love this progress. However, in the equation between income and outcome, it is income that is not working because debt is not a major concern.
After reading MONEY, A LOVE STORY, there are a lot of ideas to digest and go deep in my understanding of money beyond the academic way. The first action is to take a quiz to know where you are right now about your relationship with money. I think the book works pretty well even from the title to heal finance issues. What does love have to do in the equation? Kate Northup explains it in the first chapter. Along the book, you’ll find exercises to work with all the ideas that the author writes about. Although, she mentions other authors that have helped her in her journey to financial freedom, and that I’ll be checking out as well.
Writer Kate Northrup
Money a Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want
Published by Hay House, Inc., 2013
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4019-4176-5
Having a good relationship with money is tough—whether you have millions in the bank or just a few bucks to your name. Why? Because just like any other relationship, your life with money has its ups and downs, its twists and turns, its breakups and makeups. And just like other relationships, living happily with money really comes down to love—which is why love is the basis of money maven Kate Northrup’s book.
After taking the Money Love Quiz to see where on the spectrum your relationship with money stands—somewhere between “on the outs” and “it’s true love!”—Northrup takes you on a rollicking ride to a better understanding of yourself and your money. Step-by-step exercises that address both the emotional and practical aspects of your financial life help you figure out your personal perceptions of money and wealth and how to change them for the better. You’ll learn about thought patterns that may be holding you back from earning what you’re worth or saving what you can. You’ll learn how to chart your current financial life and create a plan to get you to where you want to be—whether that’s earning enough to live in a penthouse in Manhattan or a cabin in the Rockies.
Using client stories and her own saga of moving from $20,000 of debt to complete financial freedom by the age of 28, Northrup acts as a guide in your quest for personal financial freedom. She’ll teach you how to shift your beliefs about money, create a budget, spend in line with your values, get out of debt, and so much more. In short, she’ll teach you to love your money, so you can love your life.
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