The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life

The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life : How To Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Lead a Richer Life

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If money were about math,none of us would be carrying any debt.

The numbers are simple. What's complicatedis what we do with money. We usemoney to soothe our feelings and buy respect,to show how much we care or howlittle. We don't simply earn, save, andspend money: we flirt with it, crave it, andscorn it; we punish and reward ourselveswith it.

Without realizing it, we give moneymeaning it doesn't really have-whatformer psychiatrist and current businesscoach David Krueger calls our "moneystory." And in the process of playingout that money story, we often sacrificethe most important things in ourlife: our health, freedom, relationships,and happiness.

What is your money story?

Do you consistently spend more thanyou have?
Do you follow the herd in yourinvestments-even though you knowthe herd is usually wrong?
Have you neglected to save for the future,even when you have the means?
Do you feel controlled or shackled by debt?
Is your money somehow never "enough"?
Is money, or the lack of it, alwayson your mind?

The Secret Language of Money is a guidedtour to the subconscious meanings wegive money, the conflicted ways our braindeals with money, the reasons we tend tomake the same money mistakes over andover-and most importantly, how youcan change all that.

A brilliant blend of cutting-edge scienceand real-world application, The SecretLanguage of Money helps you rewriteyour money story and find that elusivebalance of wealth, health, and joy weall seek.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0071623396
  • 9780071623391
  • 91,396

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"A fascinating exploration into how we think about money and why -- and perhaps even more importantly, what we can do about it. I strongly recommend it."
David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Start Late, Finish Rich and Fight For Your Money

"Quick question: Does dealing with/thinking about/earning/spending money make you happy, or does it stress you out? If it's not making you happy, you need to read this extraordinary book, right away."
Seth Godin, author of the New York Times bestseller Tribes

"Now more than ever, we need someone to help us make sense out of money and the crazy things we do with it. David Krueger is that voice of sanity."
John Assaraf, CEO of OneCoach and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Answer

"Our relationship with money is like an iceberg: only the very tip is in plain sight. The authors do a masterful job of uncovering this information and helping us fix that relationship. Don't be surprised if the result shows up in your bottom line."
Bob Burg, coauthor of the international bestseller The Go-Giver

"This is not a how-to of personal finance, it's a how-much: How much has your personal money story been holding you back? And how much could you earn if you changed that?"
Chris Widener, author of the New York Times bestseller The Angel Inside

"For every thousand books written on personal finance and success, there is always that one gem that can truly make a difference in people's lives. This is that book--and it's a must-read!"
Cameron Johnson, television personality and author of You Call the Shots
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Table of contents

Part I. Your Money Story

1. Money Talks ? But What Is It Saying?
2. Your Life Is a Story and You Are the Author
3. Your Money Story and Where It Came From
4. What Does Money Mean to You?
5. What Are You Compromising for Money?
Part II. Your Brain on Money: The Strange Inner World ofWealth

6. Into Thin Air: The Abstraction of Money
7. Cautionary Tales: Money Stories from the Edge
8. The Psychology of Wealth
9. Green Matter: Money and the Neuroscience of Your Brain

Part III. Solving Money Problems
10. Why Do We Spend?
11. His Money, Her Money
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About John David Mann

David Krueger, M.D., formerly practiced and
taught psychiatry and psychoanalysis for
more than 25 years. He is currently CEO
of MentorPath, an executive coaching
practice serving corporate executives and
healing professionals, and he serves as
Mentor Coach and Dean of Curriculum
for the Coach Training Alliance. Krueger
lives in Houston, Texas.
John David Man has been writing about
business, leadership, and the laws
of success for more than 20 years. He
is coauthor of the Wall Street Journal
bestseller The Go-Giver and the Silver
Nautilus Award-winning A Deadly Misunderstanding
and author of The Zen of
MLM. Mann lives in Massachusetts.
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