Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money

Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money

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by Alexa von Tobel
     
 

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Finally, a financial plan that lets you be YOU, only richer.
 
It’s time to throw away all your old notions of what financial advice should look like. Because if you’re looking for a book to put you on an austerity savings plan that has you giving up vacations and lattes, you’re out of luck.  But if you’re looking to get

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Finally, a financial plan that lets you be YOU, only richer.
 
It’s time to throw away all your old notions of what financial advice should look like. Because if you’re looking for a book to put you on an austerity savings plan that has you giving up vacations and lattes, you’re out of luck.  But if you’re looking to get your finances in rock-hard shape  - in less time than it takes to finish a workout – then Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest, has your back.

How? Through the LearnVest Program. First, you’ll take stock of where you stand today. Then, you’ll create your customized 50/20/30 plan.  50/20/30 simply refers to the percentage breakdown of how to spend your take-home pay each month. The 50 gets the essentials out of the way so you don't have to stress about them. The 20 sets your foundation for the future, then the 30 is left to spend on the things that bring happiness to your life.

By the time you’re finished reading this book, you’ll walk away with a financial game plan tailored to your priorities, your hopes and dreams, and your lifestyle. And, because von Tobel and the team at LearnVest are experts at financial planning in the online era, you’ll also learn how to integrate your financial plan into your mobile, social, digital life.  Like your own personal financial planner between two covers, this book will set you up for a secure, worry-free money future, without having to give up things you love.

So toss those old-school financial guides out the window, and get ready to start living your richest life.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/28/2013
This pragmatic and holistic guide from Von Tobel, founder and CEO of financial planning site LearnVest.com, shows readers how to get out of financial holes and set up a secure financial future. Von Tobel’s simple plan for taking control of personal finances has the same brisk, straightforward tone that made the Web site successful, and doesn’t get bogged down in details; this is a survey-level course in financial literacy. Her budgeting formula—50 percent of take-home pay for essentials, 20 for savings, 30 for lifestyle—is a savior for those who find nitpicky budgets too onerous to deal with. Peppered with worksheets and tips, she covers topics such as planning for your future; your credit score; student loans; mortgages; helping aging parents; insurance; and drafting a pre-nup. There’s some discussion of the emotional side of money, and of corralling fears and shame, and a helpful list of “bad money habits,” but the book is mainly a get-down-to-business game plan. Most importantly, the author encourages readers to talk to each other about money, and even to form a Financially Fearless Club to share tips. Better than most books of its kind, this is a solid boot camp for the financially fearful. Agent: Andy McNicol, William Morris. (Dec.)
From the Publisher
  
“Financial planning just got more accessible.” — Wall Street Journal

 
“Personal finance guru Suze Orman has some competition — and it comes in the petite, tech-savvy package of von Tobel.” - Fortune

"Controlling your personal finances means controlling your destiny — and being able to build your own entrepreneurial life. In Financially Fearless, Von Tobel shows you how to get the books of your own financial life in order - so you can live boldly, autonomously, entrepreneurially”
- Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn and author of The Start-up of You
 
"Von Tobel believes that financial planning shouldn't a luxury. She has the ability to share spot-on advice with people across the country and give everyone the ability to join the movement."
-Tony Hsieh, NY Times bestselling author of "delivering Happiness" and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.

"If you’re the type of person who’d never be caught dead buying a book on personal finance, pick this up right now. As fearless as the name suggests, von Tobel is a fresh face of a new generation.
- Cathie Black, Former Chairman of Hearst Magazines

"Von Tobel's mission to help Americans become Financially Fearless is so important. She's so on point with the information and empowerment people need where their finances are concerned."
-Nate Berkus, author of Home Rules
 
"What I love about this book is how von Tobel guides you, clearly and honestly, to improve your finances while still living your richest, most satisfying life. Getting in financial shape doesn’t have to be painful—Financially Fearless proves that, once and for all."
-Gail Simmons, author of Talking With My Mouth Full

"Financially Fearless is incredibly readable, and more importantly, actionable. Von Tobel is a refreshing and genuine financial guru.”
- Cynthia Rowley
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385347624
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
136,673
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

 ALEXA VON TOBEL, CFP® is the founder and CEO of www.LearnVest.com, an award-winning financial planning site.  A Certified Financial Planner™ who attended Harvard Business School, Alexa has been featured as a financial expert in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Forbes, InStyle, Glamour and on the Today show, Good Morning America, Anderson, Katie, ABC News, Bloomberg News, and more.  Her speaking engagements include Maria Shriver's Women's Conference, SXSW, Fortune Most Powerful Women's Conference, and TEDxWallStreet, and she is a columnist for Cosmopolitan, Inc. Magazine, and Ladies Home Journal.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LearnVest is an incredible organization. They are EXCEPTIONAL at helping the everyday person work through the challenges of making financial decisions. I have been amazed at their ability to keep me motivated and focused on a topic I am otherwise uncomfortable working with. As for the book, just bought it today and can't wait to read it! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A financial book with real solutions for real people!  Everyone's situation can be improved so you don't have to feel intimidated about finances.  Can't wait to dive into this for 2014. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
approachable and useful. never thought I would love a book about money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Practical financial advice that is NOT BORING!  Laced with real stories and great examples, VonTobel and LearnVest break it all down so you CAN make some serious progress getting all you financial decisions in order.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Financially Fearless allows you to take control of your finances and succeed. It is built to show you how to live financially fearless and be in charge of your future and destiny financially.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LearnVest is amazing and this book is a great tool to help with personal financial management and success!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just what I needed to get back on track Finanicially
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