Synopses & Reviews
Managing money is far more than a matter of balancing our checkbooks or picking investments?witness the fact that many of us know what we ought to be doing with our money yet often just don't do it. This is the first personal finance book that gives us not only the knowledge of how to han-dle money, but also the power to break through the barriers that hold us back.
Suze Orman, best-selling author of You've Earned It, Don 't Lose it, goes beyond the nuts and bolts of managing money to explore the psychological, even spiritual, power money has in our lives. Before we can get control of our finances, we must get control of our attitudes about money, feelings that were shaped by our earliest experiences with it. Letting go of these anxieties and creating new attitudes are the first steps of Suze Orman's program.
Next comes mastering the practical elements of financial life: investments, credit, insurance, and estate and retirement planning. This book tells you everything you need to know to provide for your-self and your family?not abstract principles but specific, concrete, and easy-to-follow procedures. Here you will also find the latest tax code revisions regarding estate taxes, inheritance, and individual retirement allowances (IRAs), including vital information on the new Roth IRA and educational IRAs and how to make them work best for you. You'll also learn why you should trust your own instincts more than someone else's advice in making any financial decision.
Finally come the most unusual -- and powerful -- steps: understanding the spiritual side of money. As Suze Orman explains, financial freedom is about realizing that we are worth far more than our money. Her program concludes by showing how to leave behind financial anxieties and open ourselves to true abundance?not only of the pocketbook but also of the heart.
About the Author
Suze Orman is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers, The Courage to Be Rich and The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, and the national bestseller You've Earned It, Don't Lose It. Currently a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine, Suze wrote, co-produced, and hosted two PBS pledge shows. A Certified Financial Planner® professional, Suze has been featured in Newsweek, People, The New Yorker, and USA Today, and has appeared on Dateline, Larry King Live, CNN, CNBC, Good Morning America, and numerous times on NBC News' TODAY and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Table of Contents
What do you want from your money? --step 1.Seeing how your past holds the key to your financial future --step 2.Facing your fears and creating new truths --step 3.Being honest with yourself --step 4.Being responsible to those you love --step 5.Being respectful of yourself and your money --step 6.Trusting yourself more than you trust others --step 7.Being open to receive all that you are meant to have --step 8.Understanding the ebb and flow of the money cycle --step. 9.Recognizing true wealth.