One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind

One Year to an Organized Financial Life: From Your Bills to Your Bank Account, Your Home to Your Retirement, the Week-by-Week Guide to Achieving Financial Peace of Mind

by Regina Leeds
     
 

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Do you constantly feel anxious about money? Have unopened credit card statements piled up on your countertop? Are you forever losing receipts for items you meant to return? In an economic downturn taking charge of your financial well-being is more crucial than ever. One Year to an Organized Financial Life is a unique week-by-week plan to make saving money…  See more details below

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Do you constantly feel anxious about money? Have unopened credit card statements piled up on your countertop? Are you forever losing receipts for items you meant to return? In an economic downturn taking charge of your financial well-being is more crucial than ever. One Year to an Organized Financial Life is a unique week-by-week plan to make saving money simple, automatic, and stress-free.

For decades, professional organizer Regina Leeds and financial advisor Russell Wild have helped thousands of clients get their lives in order. Using Leeds's "Zen organizing" approach, which addresses the underlying causes of chaos and replaces them with routines, they now show readers the steps to improving finances within a manageable timeframe. From sticking to a budget to getting out of debt, curbing spending to maximizing retirement savings, One Year to an Organized Financial Life makes it possible for anyone to live more richly on less.

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Publishers Weekly, 11/23/09
“This is an excellent start to creating a solid financial foundation and future.”

Tucson Citizen, 1/8/2010
“From sticking to a budget to getting our of debt, One Year to an Organized Financial Life is essential and accessible.”

Atlantic City Weekly, 2/9/10
One Year to an Organized Financial Life is the portal to a lifelong practice of money clarity and order.”

Boston Globe, 2/21/10
“A nuts-and-bolts guide to organizing your files, paying your bills, and cutting costs and clutter…[Leeds’] advice is simple, practical, and essential…Calm and empowering, this handy guide is so well thought-out that just leafing through the pages might make you feel more in control.”

Curled Up With a Good Book, 4/19/10
“[An] absolutely marvelous book…[Leeds and Wild have] developed a deceptively simple (and extremely easy) method for whipping your whole life into shape…Invest in this guide, follow the advice of Leeds and Wild, and put your money to work for you.”

Publishers Weekly
Leeds (One Year to an Organized Life), a “professional organizer,” and Wild, a financial adviser, apply Leeds's “Zen Organizing” philosophy to replace financial mayhem with method through digestible weekly steps over the course of one year. The authors begin by guiding readers through an emotional audit of their history with money, ridding their work spaces of clutter, and organizing key financial documents. January is “time to take control,” and the authors provide step-by-step instructions on preparing for tax season and retooling spending habits while laying the groundwork for protecting long-term assets. Savings and retirement vehicles are discussed at an extremely macro level—but the extensive resource section compensates for the oversight. By devoting the entire month of November to getting ready for end-of-year holidays, the authors drive home how planning ahead can alleviate the pain of unforeseen expenses. This is an excellent start to creating a solid financial foundation and future. (Jan.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738213675
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
368,720
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Regina Leeds, a professional organizer, has brought order to home and work environments for two decades. She lives in Toluca Lake, California.

Russell Wild is a NAPFA-certified financial advisor and the principal of Global Portfolios. He lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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