Mind over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health

Brad Klontz, Author, Ted Klontz, Author . Broadway $25 (308p) ISBN 978-0-385-53101-6

The father and son Klontz duo (coauthors of Wired for Wealth ) combine psychology, self-help, financial know-how and practical advice in this study of how money affects us emotionally and psychologically. The authors start with “flashpoints,” seminal incidents that build “money scripts,” the beliefs that “shape the way we think about and interact with money as adults.” Revealing exercises prompt readers to identify their personal money scripts and patterned behaviors—often provoking the discovery of money “disorders,” and a host of powerful memories and early experiences responsible for extravagance or financial irresponsibility. The process is complex but important; the authors reveal how powerfully emotions and childhood experiences influence our financial health and attitudes toward money. A companion Web site offers a “Financial Health Scale,” which provides tangible support for readers looking to get on track and begin implementing the book's lessons. (Dec.)

Reviewed on: 10/19/2009
Release date: 12/01/2009
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