The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place

The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place

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by Hill Harper
     
 

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The perennial New York Times bestselling author helps readers discover how to put money in its place and use wealth-building as a tool for joy and fulfillment.

Hill Harper is uniquely poised to guide readers through tough times and offers bestselling advice for reaping the rewards of a truly happy life. With The Wealth Cure, he does more

Overview

The perennial New York Times bestselling author helps readers discover how to put money in its place and use wealth-building as a tool for joy and fulfillment.

Hill Harper is uniquely poised to guide readers through tough times and offers bestselling advice for reaping the rewards of a truly happy life. With The Wealth Cure, he does more than that: He presents a revolutionary new definition of wealth, motivating readers to not only build financial security but to also achieve wealth in every aspect of their lives.

Using his own journey as a parable, Harper inspires the reader to evaluate their values while explaining the importance of laying a sound financial foundation and how to recognize the worth of your relationships and increase the value of your interactions with the people in your life. Drawing on his personal recollections and true stories from family and friends, Harper helps readers begin to see money not as a goal but as a tool that provides freedom for following their passions. The keys include investing in yourself, tapping the resources you need, and taking responsibility for how those resources are used. Far from a get-rich-quick primer, The Wealth Cure brims with inspired wisdom for building a lasting bounty from the experiences, loved ones, and achievements that really matter.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In this motivational title, Emmy Award-nominated actor Harper (Letters to a Young Brother) wants to help readers redefine success and reset their priorities about money. To do so, he draws on his professional experiences: his leap from Harvard Law graduate to successful actor; his recent diagnosis of thyroid cancer; and how he dealt with the unsettling news. While Harper's own narrative and stories of his friends and family prove captivating, the book loses much of its steam when the discussion shifts to monetary wealth. The advice that Harper doles out is rudimentary at best: "Credit card interest payments are the dumbest money of all." Chapters on household budgets and car purchases offer few new insights. The reader will be left with insights on Harper's personal perspective, but little inspiring or engaging information to facilitate their own financial growth. (Sept.)
AOL Daily Finance

The Wealth Cure could fit comfortably in the self-help or personal finance aisle, melding together life strategies, wisdom from family and strangers he meets on a cross-country train ride, and nuts-and-bolts budgeting advice. It's a guide that doesn't promise to get you rich quick, but to quickly help your life get richer.”
Chicagotribune.com

“Too many of us think we don't have the ability to better identify how to spend our money, but in Hill Harper's latest book he gives advice on simple ways to save more and admits some of his own financial and personal challenges.”
USA Today

“This is a different kind of financial book, one that not only urges us to look at how we use our money but also at how we define wealth. It's as much about personal philosophy as about advice on building a solid financial future.”
From the Publisher
“This is a different kind of financial book, one that not only urges us to look at how we use our money but also at how we define wealth. It's as much about personal philosophy as about advice on building a solid financial future.” — USA Today

The Wealth Cure could fit comfortably in the self-help or personal finance aisle, melding together life strategies, wisdom from family and strangers he meets on a cross-country train ride, and nuts-and-bolts budgeting advice. It's a guide that doesn't promise to get you rich quick, but to quickly help your life get richer.” — AOL Daily Finance

“Too many of us think we don't have the ability to better identify how to spend our money, but in Hill Harper's latest book he gives advice on simple ways to save more and admits some of his own financial and personal challenges.” — Chicagotribune.com

Library Journal
When personal health is compromised, it naturally prompts a reevaluation of life goals. This is the impetus and concept behind CSI: NY actor Harper's (Letters to a Young Brother) latest work. With happiness as a new priority, he investigates how to free oneself from the chains of materialism and the quest for wealth to focus on more important objectives such as personal satisfaction. To cure the sometimes frenetic pursuit of wealth, Harper successfully applies the regimen that was used to treat his illness: diagnose, treat, comply, maintain, thrive. He provides tangible ways for people to prioritize their own goals and refocus their lives. VERDICT While some of the author's anecdotes make one wonder whether he truly comprehends the position of privilege from which he speaks, his pragmatic advice would be generally beneficial to society. A comparable work is Laura Rowley's Money and Happiness: A Guide To Living the Good Life. This is an inspirational read for those interested in financial self-help and freedom, with a little celebrity autobiography sprinkled in. [See Prepub Alert, 3/21/11.]—Poppy Johnson-Renvall, Central New Mexico Community Coll. Lib., Albuquerque
Kirkus Reviews

Simple, inspirational pointers on how to manage money and discover the true meaning of wealth.

After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Harper (Letters to a Young Brother, 2007, etc.) boarded a train for a meditative, cross-country journey. Along the way, he encountered a number of fellow passengers who inspired him. Here he recounts their stories, alongside his own journey and a few resonant history lessons. All this combines to provide readers insight into what it means to be wealthy in contemporary America. Despite adding his own practical tips on how to manage finances, from prioritizing spending to the pitfalls of credit cards, the author encourages others to seek out wealth beyond money—in relationships, in health and in pursuing one's passions. He defers to his uncle on this point: "If you are making any decision solely based on money, then it's the wrong decision." It's a motto Harper has applied to his own life; the author, who earned a law degree from Harvard and stars in the TV seriesCSI:NY, writes extensively about his decision to act instead of practice law. Although much of the advice is useful and has practical applications, his writing abounds with clichés and often feels stilted—but it's not without its merits. The strongest parts are the historical biographies, including those of Pullman Porters and the "Real McCoy."In the end, the author underwent a successful surgery and remains cancer-free.

Money helps, but it's not a panacea. Harper demonstrates how redefining wealth can make readers all the richer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101543542
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
958,374
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Hill Harper's bestsellers include The Conversation, which was an Essence Book Club pick; Letters to a Young Sister; and the award-winning Letters to a Young Brother. He stars in CSI: NY and holds degrees from Brown, Harvard, and the Kennedy School of Government. Harper lives in Los Angeles.

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The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hill Harper books make me feel as if, he sitting next to you, with a bottle of wine-and teaching you life lessons. This book is good foor all ages, but I would highly recommend this for a Junior or Senior high school student preparing for college, or the workforce. It's will help guide and mold them into the right way of thinking. We need more of us young people to have a "Weath Cure", it starts with home and this book. Great job Hill.
HealthWealth More than 1 year ago
I'm 23 years old, as many other 23 years old's I'm looking for answers on how to achieve financial security for my future. I give Mr.Harper's book a very solid 4 stars. I have definitely learned many valuable lessons in this book.
NoelaniCA More than 1 year ago
Each chapter, each story, encounter, and personal information throughout the book is so simple and easy to relate to without any hesitation. Financial responsibility is brought to the forefront to remind all readers that it's not just about getting ahead if life and it's not always about you! Each chapter allows the reader to find some personal relationship about what has been written down. Upon completion of reading this book the reader will be able to compare and contrast their own personal life experiences with those of Hill's and will be able to promise themselves to try to improve at least one part of their current life style to make it just a bit more worthy, to be able to know and live the real world of what The Wealth Cure.
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Practical, honest concepts about money and true wealth in life.
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I had no real picture or understanding of this very powerful and determined black male. Thank you for taking the time to allow others into your life. I am sure that you will continue to be blessed for sharing your life lessons.
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Urban_Foodie More than 1 year ago
Hill never disappoints! He put's life in perspective and offers great advice to come out of anything that you might be going through. The Board of Directors & Mastermind Circle is genius!
Marvin Alneus More than 1 year ago
Phenomenal read definitly an eye opener to the way people should view life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read provides some great tips not just for your finances for your life also. My book club read this and everyone loved it.