If there is a more practical, helpful, and readable book on "getting your finances into shape," I haven't seen it.
"America's Family Financial Expert" Ellie Kay organizes The 60 Minute Money Workout like a visit to the gym, with each chapter (or "workout") offering a "warm up," "strength training," "cardio burn," "heart rate," and "cool down" portion. As one would expect from the financial expert on Good Money (ABC NEWS) and commentator for Focus on the Family (not to mention mother of seven), each of the fourteen chapters is intensely practical, filled with solid tips that can be applied immediately to your finances.
As the chapter titles reveal, this book does not need to be read cover-to-cover; just like at the gym, some workouts will apply more to one person's situation than to another's. But a quick glance at the chapter titles will show the promise of the book's content:
1. 60 Minutes to Financial Freedom
2. The 60-Minute (Split) Personality Workout
3. The 60-Minute Spending Plan Workout
4. The 60-Minute Retirement and Savings Plan Workout
5. The 60-Minute Debt Workout
6. The 60-Minute Cha-Ching Guide to Paying Less Workout
7. The 60-Minute Travel and Fun Guide Workout
8. The 60-Minute Allowance Workout
9. The 60-Minute Kid Entrepreneur Workout
10. The 60-Minute College Plan Workout
11. The 60-Minute Passion for a Home-Based Business Workout
12. The 60-Minute Launch Your Home-Based Business Workout
13. The 60-Minute Couple's Workout
14. The 60-Minute Giving Guide Workout
My favorites, personally, were the Home-Based Business Workouts and the Giving Guide Workout--but that has a lot to do with my own situation and passions in life. Whatever your situation, whatever your passion, in just one-hour a week, The 60-Minute Money Workout should thoroughly transform how you view and use your money and immeasurably improve your life.
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