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The Cure for Money Madness: Break Your Bad Money Habits, Live Without Financial Stress--and Make More Money!

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  • Posted February 5, 2009

    Unique: gets to the heart of our internal financial world

    I¿m a financial planner and tax professional ¿ I give money advice. <BR/><BR/>There are plenty of advisors out there who can tell you how to handle your finances. Spencer Sherman is unlike any of them. What Spencer has realized is that you can tell people to act rationally about their finances until you are blue in the face ¿ they won¿t be able to do it until they uncover, examine and get free of their hidden money madness. <BR/><BR/>What¿s money madness? Money madness consists of the money messages and beliefs that we all have ¿ that we carry with us from childhood or life experience ¿ that prevent us from actually rationally around money. <BR/><BR/>Spencer¿s book is engaging, practical and funny ¿ he helps us by digging in his own financial psyche. Don¿t miss this book because you¿ve read a bunch of financial ¿how-to¿s.¿ <BR/><BR/>This book will help you actually execute a rational plan.

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  • Posted January 23, 2009

    A boon in troubled times

    What gratification to see someone you taught years ago grow into a wise and helpful human being. This book is the product of that growth. Spencer offers a font of advice on how to look into the money madness which grips so many people in this prosperous, yet often self-defeating society in which we live. Through insightful analysis of the hidden childhood money patterns we inherited and useful exercises Spencer guides the reader into his or her individual ¿money madness¿ and suggests how to remedy it. He further teaches how people can invest, free of the pushes and pulls of all the get rich quick schemes in so many books and which so fill the airwaves. I always wondered why people, who want to sell me ideas about how to make a million, bothered. Why waste their time when they could be out making that million rather than trying to get my money. I guess much of Wall Street fits this model. It is too good to be true. <BR/><BR/> Spencer puts this into perspective by showing how the money madness of both seller and buyer keep them from addressing what is really important in life: living with a sense of ease, living connected to your loved ones, and living so as to contribute to the world. Spencer¿s goal is to address the ways in which our hidden attitudes toward money keeps us from this deeper satisfaction. <BR/><BR/> Beginning with an exploration of your destructive patterns, Spencer presents ways they can be healed particularly in our relationships to others. He suggests how one can save and invest without being driven by emotion (and he does this in very useful detail---something one can act upon at once). He touches on how money madness affects people at work and how to address it to make yourself more effective. He takes on the myths about house buying (which may have gone up in smoke in the housing bubble burst, making his advice all the more relevant). He talks about philanthropy, offering ways to do it more awarely. <BR/><BR/> At a time of money fear, Spencer offers a way for people to see where they truly stand in it all and how to take action based on a clearer understanding. The subject matter of this book is greatly needed and Spencer has done an excellent job of helping people find their way through a turmoil which may in fact be the result of our collective money madness. This is an important book to read. <BR/><BR/>Charlie Fisher, Associate Professor Emeritus, Brandeis University

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2009

    The book has little substance.

    I was hoping for a lot more than I found in this book. The book has little substance.

    Don't waste your time or money here.

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