The Six-Day Financial Makeover: Transform Your Financial Life in Less than a Week!

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In six short days you can and will experience a total financial transformation! There are truckloads of investing and personal finance books available. What makes this one different? You’ll learn how to develop a compelling financial vision for your life, quickly put your savings on autopilot, maximize your success by investing with a purpose, survive when disasters strike, and protect your loved ones in a way that’s simple, effective, and fun.

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Overview

In six short days you can and will experience a total financial transformation! There are truckloads of investing and personal finance books available. What makes this one different? You’ll learn how to develop a compelling financial vision for your life, quickly put your savings on autopilot, maximize your success by investing with a purpose, survive when disasters strike, and protect your loved ones in a way that’s simple, effective, and fun.

            This isn’t just another personal finance book—one that rehashes the same tired financial rules of thumb and glib investment advice. Financial Motivator Robert Pagliarini provides specific guidance that cuts through the “financial fog”—complex jargon and wishy-washy advice—that makes it hard for people to understand and implement positive financial changes in their lives.

            More than a book, The Six-Day Financial Makeover will not only show you exactly what you need to do to radically improve your finances, but it will also help you easily implement the advice . . . in just six days! 

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“If you’re serious about taking charge of your financial future, this book is a must-read. Self-assessments, clear examples, and direct advice make it understandable and valuable even to financial ostriches.”

—Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of the international bestseller Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich

“Finally, a finance book that acknowledges the importance of more than just money! In addition to thickening your wallet, Pagliarini’s advice should boost your well-being!”

—Tom Rath, New York Times bestselling coauthor of How Full Is Your Bucket?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312377748
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/26/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 952,671
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Pagliarini

Robert Pagliarini, MSFS, CFP, is the president of Pacifica Wealth Advisors, a boutique investment and financial planning firm in Southern California serving some of America’s most affluent individuals and families. Raised in a poor family by a single mother of five, Robert was inspired to pursue a career in financial planning to help women and every day families experience a greater sense of security and financial independence. 

Robert’s financial makeovers have been featured on ABC’s 20/20 and in publications such as Money magazine and Redbook.  He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, NPR’s MarketPlace, CNN, CNN Financial, the Associated Press, Dow Jones Newswire, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Woman’s Day, and many others. 

He has served on the board of the Financial Planning Association of Los Angeles and as a deacon at Bel Air Presbyterian church.  Today, Robert lives with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter Alexandra “Bean” in Orange County, California.  

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The Six-Day Financial Makeover

Transform Your Financial Life in Less Than a Week!
By Pagliarini, Robert

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2006 Pagliarini, Robert
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780312353629

Chapter One 
Do You Need a Financial Makeover?
 
Do you want more from life? Are you working harder and putting in longer hours but don’t feel financially secure or satisfied with your progress? Many of us are making more money but we still don’t feel that we’ve made it. What do you think about when you’re alone? When the phones aren’t ringing and the television is off, what occupies your thoughts? What questions or concerns do you have just before falling asleep at night? In those quiet moments when you are able to reflect, are you satisfied with your financial situation or do you yearn for more?
 
Regardless of your present situation, you can achieve the life you’ve always dreamed of. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live. It doesn’t matter if you had a privileged childhood of abundance or one of hardship and scarcity. With this book, you can improve your life and chart your own destiny in six short days.
 
This chapter is your wake-up call. Do you feel that you are maximizing your potential? Do you feel that you are living the life that you’ve always wanted? If you are financially frustrated, insecure, or just plain scared, you can feelfinancially secure and realize all of your dreams with a financial makeover.
 
Should I read this chapter?
 
                                                                                                True     False
 
1.         I thought I would have a more fulfilled life
than I do right now.
 
2.         I think making money is the most important
goal to have.
 
3.         I don’t know what it would take to have a
balanced life.
 
4.         I don’t know why financial independence is a
worthwhile goal.
 
5.         I’d like to learn about the incredible opportunity I
have to improve my finances and my life through
a financial makeover.
 
If you answered any of these questions TRUE, you should read this chapter.
 
What Is a Financial Makeover?
 
Maybe you’re not sure what to expect from a financial makeover. That’s fair. It’s good to be a little skeptical. If you’re familiar with fashion makeover, you know the successful ones don’t stop with a facial or a new wardrobe. Successful makeovers require a total transformation—from head to toe and inside and out. Likewise, your financial makeover won’t stop with just a budget or an investment plan. Your financial transformation will include all of the critical areas of your financial life—creating a spending and savings plan, protecting assets, investing wisely, risk management, insurance, estate planning, and much, much more.
 
Over the next six days, your financial makeover will strip away everything that is not working—maybe you’re spending too much, sabotaging your own success, taking too much risk, not investing wisely, or leaving yourself and your loved ones financially exposed—and replace it with a solid foundation from which you can immediately start to see success and feel a sense of confidence. Your financial makeover will also maximize what you’re already doing well. If you have powerful and inspiring goals, are saving diligently, and investing well, your Six-Day Financial Makeover will help you maximize and optimize your strengths.
 
I will walk with you, step by step, throughout the six-day transformation. Together we will turn the complexities of budgeting, investing, insurance, and estate planning into something understandable and practical. We’re going to take the “pie-in-the-sky” theories and turn them into bite-sized pieces that you can implement in your life immediately.
 
Copyright © 2006 by Robert Pagliarini. All rights reserved.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    Awesome Resource!

    I am a fan of Pagliarini's work and I highly recommend this book for a number of reasons. First, the book is timely and informative; Secondly, the information in the book allows you to write your own chapters for success by doing the exercises and creating the life you want; and finally you are able to put your own plan into action in your own life. Pagliarini has a really good conversational style to his writing. It's not like a school textbook... it's real life. You'll learn how to set goals and you'll know when you've achieved them. You will learn what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to insurance and investments. You will be able to seperate your wants from needs. Yes, I highly recommend this book on finance as I highly recommend his book, "The Other 8 Hours" for its tackling the subject of time and life management.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2007

    Great book, easy to follow!

    It just makes sense and is easy to read! I enjoyed reading it, feels like he's right there guiding me along. I will definitely use his ideas in my financial planning, I've already begun!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2007

    Great book.

    Imagine....a complete personal money management course, in an easily readable format. It's terrific!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2007

    Financial Freedom

    How great to have a book that gives you a financial plan that is easy to understand and apply to your life. Everyone should read this and get victory over their financial worries, or better yet, get off on the right course to begin with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2007

    Stuff you don't want to learn on the streets.

    This book contains all the essentials we should have been taught in school...but weren't!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2007

    Excellent--EZ to understand

    I found this book to be easy to read and understand. It is so helpful in getting the reader to make positive changes in all aspects of one's financial life. This book has helped me to get on the right road in my life regarding all aspects of finance important to any person who needs to get his or her financial life in order.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    Six-Day Financial Makeover...Get Started Now!

    The Six-Day Financial Makeover is truly a delight to read. It delivers a very hands-on approach with analyzing your personal financial situation coupled with great humor and tools you can apply to everyday life. It's not your typical finance book, it is definitely enjoyable reading, extremely educating, and a valuable source of information that anyone can benefit from, I highly recommend owning this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2007

    it really works!

    This book is a must read for anyone that is looking for a way to feel comfortable about their fiances. I am currently a college student making about $1,400 a month and still attending college. Before this book, I was using credit cards to live 'above my own means.' But by reading this I have started to save for retirement, invest some money and still pay the bills and do all of it on just my small income. It doesn't matter how much you make, but with this book, Robert Pagliarini will show you how to maximize what you do make. I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    A lot of Helpful Practical Strategies

    My wife and I are very much into financial planning for our future. We've spent a lot of time and money getting things in order so I could not help but wonder to myself, do I really need this book? Is what we've done so far way beyond the contents of this book? Five minutes into it, the answer was clearly no. Six-Day Financial Makeover has very sound, practical advice for every investor regardless of net worth. After reading the first 20 pages I created a list of follow up questions for my advisor. DO NOT! I repeat, DO NOT leave all the details to someone else. Pick up this book and do your own due diligence. Make sure you've dotted every 'I' and crossed every 'T'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2007

    Love it!!!

    This book is the BEST personal finance book I¿ve ever read¿without a question. It is totally different from other personal finance and investing books out there (and I should know since I¿ve pretty much read them all). What makes this book different is that it¿s not filled with information. Instead, it is filled with how-to advice. It¿s like having an expert financial advisor sit across the table from you. This guy knows how to simplify things to make it easy to implement the advice. I can¿t wait for his next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2006

    Six-Day Financial Makeover - Bank on it!

    Six-Day Financial Makeover is fundamentally sound, simple, and filled with valuable information. Robert Pagliarini offers insight on strategies and advice that will help improve anyone's financial well-being. I highly recommend this book.

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