Money, A Love Story

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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.

MY REVIEW

Whether we admit it or not, we all have a relationship with our money. And, love it, or hate it, there’s no way around this relationship. So, we might as well find ways to love it…or at least not let it rule our lives in ways we don’t love.

While reading Money: A Love Story by Kate Northrup, I really thought about my relationship to my finances. I did not think my money needed love or attention but she says it is time to take “responsibility for our money, our stories and our lives.” Although I have always felt in charge of my working life, I have ignored my IRAs and retirement accounts.

I thought this book was really great. I committed to reading this book and doing the exercises like a course and in this way benefit from the advise. I would recommend this book to all women, it’s great for beginners of personal finance but it is also good for those who are adept to personal finance. If you are one of the women who are financially literate then give this a try, that is adding a spiritual approach to your finances. There is the typical financial advice here but it comes at you through the filter of naming your values and spending in alignment with them. I particularly like the section on True Financial Freedom because obviously that sounds great to me. So let’s see if I am financially free in a few years shall we!
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