The Inner World of Money: Taking Control of Your Financial Decisions and Behaviors

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Many people, including me, know that we need to change our financial habits, but we don’t know how. Instead of becoming more financially secure, we stay in the same situation. Luckily, Marty Martin is here to help. The Inner World of Money is full of helpful tips and tricks to figure out what changes we need to make and how to actually make them.

Combining economics with psychology, Martin approaches the financial self-help book in a new way. Yes, he offers lots of advice concerning how to save and invest, but he also focuses on personal goals, motivations, and happiness. Maintaining a non-judgmental tone, he encourages readers to examine why we value money (as a means to an end or as an end in itself). He asks us to think about the ways in which money contributes to our life satisfaction, and he wants to help everyone use money in the way that is best suited to his or her desires and expectations. Because of this, his book goes beyond simply offering tips to make more cash. It seeks to increase individual happiness.

Featuring exercises geared toward exploring our relationship with money, our problem spots, and our desire to change, this book is interactive. Martin is not just telling us how we can improve; it feels as though he is working with us to improve. Completing the exercises and contemplating the results allows you to tailor his advice to your specific needs. If you truly engage with the book in the way that Martin intends, it has the potential to significantly change the way that you think about and use money.

In addition to the interaction, Martin’s tone works to make the topic more interesting. He speaks to the reader in a conversational way, making even the most complex areas of study easy to understand and livening up his information with jokes and anecdotes.

Lastly, the sheer span of this book is impressive. Covering such topics as under-earning, impulsive spending, effective communication, teaching kids about money, sticking to a plan, and so much more, The Inner World of Money features everything you need to be able to relate to money in a mature, successful manner. Furthermore, though he focuses solely on finances, his advice can be used to change any behavior. Everyone, regardless of his or her income, habits, or goals, can benefit from this book.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 212 pages
Publisher Praeger
Publish Date 25-Apr-2012
ISBN 9780313398247 Buy this Book
Issue October 2012
Category Business & Investing


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