Most of us know what it feels like to chase success. We sacrifice time with our loved ones, our weekends, our vacation, and perhaps even our sanity, in exchange for a paycheck. Read more...
Most of us know what it feels like to chase success. We sacrifice time with our loved ones, our weekends, our vacation, and perhaps even our sanity, in exchange for a paycheck. We try (and fail) to have it all, but we don't find satisfaction in any of our achievements. Instead, we find ourselves sitting in our offices and big houses feeling unhappy, broke, burnt out, and unfulfilled. Beautiful Money offers another option.
This book does more than show readers how to make more money, streamline personal finances, and learn how to invest and budget. The Beautiful Money program is based on the simple but powerful premise that in order to achieve true wealth, you must connect and align your inner self with clear and specific external actions. Based on Leanne Jacobs' popular Beautiful Money course, this book shows you how to customize your daily schedule and work life so that each and every day produces emotional and financial dividends. By transforming the emotional biases and nonsensical behaviors that come with dollars and cents, in addition to addressing saving and spending habits, Beautiful Money takes a holistic approach to increasing net worth."
- ISBN-13: 9780143111511
- ISBN-10: 0143111515
- Publisher: Tarcherperigee
- Publish Date: January 2017
- Page Count: 288
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-11-28
- Reviewer: Staff
Readers eager to join the wealth bandwagon should flock to this well-written guide, which lays out a four-week roadmap for creating holistic wealth. Week one is all about clearing out the clutter in your mind and adjusting your attitude about wealth, author Jacobs writes. Readers need to be crystal clear about their personal desires. The quick attitude quiz and prosperity scorecard help readers divine their inner feelings toward wealth. Some readers may be put off by Jacobss suggestions to ask the universe for money or let go and let God, but the books unfailing optimism and positive results (both the authors and her clients) will undoubtedly persuade many readers to persevere. Beautiful Money Tips are scattered everywhere, on topics such as how to calmly approach financial decisions and why disconnecting from phones or the Internet is a positive step. Readers familiar with the self-help genre will recognize key tools such as vision boards, affirmations, mantras, and the emphasis on written goals. The author is so confident that readers will attract wealth that at the end there is a Dont Become a Money Monster! warning with key indicators in case readers take their success too far and become cruelbut wealthysuccess stories. (Jan.)
Make your money work for you
In the words of P.T. Barnum, “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” These books are sure to help your money serve you better in 2017.
DITCH THE DEBT
Rachel Cruze hates debt. Really hates it. In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, the financial adviser and daughter of money guru Dave Ramsey advises readers to stop trying to keep up with the Joneses and—most importantly—to live debt-free. No credit cards. No car loans.
“[W]hatever you have to give up to live without debt is worth the peace of mind you’ll have and the money you get to keep instead of sending it to the bank,” she argues.
The message is hardcore for a country in love with credit, but Cruze makes a compelling argument for using cash for most purposes, building an emergency fund, saving for the future and donating a healthy portion of your earnings.
“People who love their money and stuff more than they love other people will live small, lonely and ultimately ineffective lives,” she writes.
YOU & YOUR MONEY
Self-described holistic wealth expert Leanne Jacobs views money as something we earn when we open ourselves to it. In Beautiful Money, she details a path to wealth that includes changing our thought patterns about money, building multiple income streams, practicing yoga and (sorry, Rachel Cruze!) building a credit history with a credit card or car loan.
An MBA and former executive, Jacobs clearly knows her stuff. Her unorthodox approach is not for everyone, but it’s full-hearted and sincere. She advises readers to adopt a wealth mantra, such as: Beauty, abundance and grace flow my way every day. Every cell of my body reminds me that I deserve the very best. In the end, she writes, there is one essential truth about money: “How we treat, respect, discuss, use or abuse money is a real-life measure of our own self-worth.”
In Pogue’s Basics: Money former New York Times tech columnist and life hack enthusiast David Pogue shares nifty tricks for holding onto more of your hard-earned cash. By focusing on what he calls “quirks in the system,” Pogue offers some pretty ingenious ways to save, from keeping your tires inflated to reduce gasoline costs, to earning extra cash by signing up for online focus groups. The advice is packaged in a nicely designed, graphics-heavy book that highlights ballpark savings in red.
Pogue’s tips cover virtually every aspect of life, from tech and TV to food and drink. In The Last Legal Tax Dodges, he lists dozens of deductions and tax credits, downright gleeful as he explains 529 plans, charitable giving and home sales profits. “If you made a profit from selling your home after living there at least two years, the first $250,000 of profit is yours, tax free,” he writes. “If you’re married and filing jointly, make that $500,000. Ka-ching!”