Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Book review of Your New Money Mindset: Create a Healthy Relationship with Money

Your New Money Mindset: Create a Healthy Relationship with Money


   When I saw this book, I knew I needed to read it! Ever since I was young- about 12 or younger- I have been worried about money. Despite the fact that I had a comfortable and happy childhood and continue to live in relative comfort I worried and continue to worry about finances. Will I have enough for an emergency? How long will this ease last? Why are others able to do so much more without concern while I am constantly hoarding and pinching my pennies? Surprisingly, I've never read any books on finances. This book excited me and I was ready to learn much from it. Many of the spiritual aspects I already knew from good teaching and books on the topic of selfishness, anxiety and the like. I also have a decent understanding of why God wants us to manage our money wisely and the basic steps to implement that(my Scottish self errs more on the side of stingy frugality than the other extreme). I think that this book's best quality is the Biblically-sound basis for wise stewardship of finances. Those who have no idea about such matters would do well to read this book! Even if you think you have no need of such a book, read it!
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

"Your New Money Mindset" is a new way of thinking about the role money plays in our lives. Many of us live with ongoing, and often unexamined, tension related to money. Few of us have really escaped the credit-card trap or freed ourselves from worries about having enough for the future. Co-authors Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, and James Moline, licensed psychologist, believe we haven't spent enough time examining our fundamental attitudes toward money and aligning those attitudes to our core values. Before you can remake your money habits, you need to start with your heart. In "Your New Money Mindset, " Brad and Jim guide you through the Money Mindset Assessment, which will help pinpoint what attitudes about money you could work on in order to develop an openhearted attitude to life. The goal is to cultivate a surplus mindset that allows you to enjoy what you already have and be generous toward others. Discover today how to free yourself from the money trap and create a healthy relationship with money