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

by Robert Pagliarini
     
 

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This isn’t your father’s personal finance book. The way we currently save and invest is confusing, frustrating, and quite simply doesn’t work. Get ready for a personal finance book that is actually unique. Get ready for financial strategies that you’ve never seen or heard before. Get ready to transform your financial life in less than a week!

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Overview

This isn’t your father’s personal finance book. The way we currently save and invest is confusing, frustrating, and quite simply doesn’t work. Get ready for a personal finance book that is actually unique. Get ready for financial strategies that you’ve never seen or heard before. Get ready to transform your financial life in less than a week!

Robert Pagliarini has taken budgeting, investing, insurance, and retirement planning - subjects that most of us find stressful and overwhelmingly complex - and made it approachable and even manageable through his unsinkable optimism and relentless simplification process. He says, "We’re going to take the pie-in-the-sky theories and turn them into bite-size pieces that you can and will be able to implement in your life immediately."

The Six Day Financial Makeoverdoes a lot of things really well, but I’ll just tell you about three. First and foremost it actually provides advice - yes, real advice. Not wishy-washy "maybe you should do this" or "it all depends on your situation" nonsense (what Robert calls "financial fog." Second, it has an action bias. No, not really a bias, more like a mantra. Implement, implement, implement is the theme in every chapter and on every page (there’s even a patent-pending free web site at www.sixdayfinancialmakeover.com readers can use to help them take the advice they read and incorporate it into their lives). Three, it is full of brand-new, never seen before financial shortcuts and strategies.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312353629
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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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 feel financially 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.

Meet the Author

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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