The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take Control of Your Finances, Manage Your Spending, and De-Stress Your Money for Good

Ashley Feinstein Gerstley. Sourcebooks, $17.99 (256p) ISBN 978-1-4926-6536-6
Gerstley’s frank confession of her own hard-won financial lessons opens her cheery and easy-to-follow guide to creating a healthy personal relationship with money. Outlining simple exercises—guidelines rather than off-putting plans—and strategies that emphasize the pleasure of gaining control of one’s finances, Gerstley offers encouragement and empathy as the professional life coach she is. Changing perspectives and language around financial decisions is a key part of her program: letting go of an expense feels much more positive than having to give up something. “I have to cut down on my dining expenses” becomes more palatable when reframed as letting go of an expense that wasn’t needed in the first place. The book wraps up with a Financial Bliss Checklist to help users stay on track and a bibliography of books and articles for readers interested in a deeper understanding of how to handle money well. Gerstley’s book offers a solid first step for those just entering the workforce or anyone still in need of developing good financial habits and dealing fearlessly with personal finances. Agent: Leigh Eisenman, HSG Agency. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/2018
Release date: 01/01/2019
Genre: Nonfiction
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