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

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

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385347617
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 283,052
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

 ALEXA VON TOBEL, CFP® is the founder and CEO of, 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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Table of Contents

The F Word 1

Step 1 Where You Are Right Now 13

Groundwork: Your Money Mind-set 19

Running Your Numbers 51

Step 2 Your 50/20/30 Program 69

The 50: Your Essentials 75

The 20: Your Future 97

The 30: Your Lifestyle 203

Step 3 Protect Yourself 227

Protect Yourself from Life 231

Protect Yourself from Others 269

Protect Yourself from You 297

Pay It Forward 305

Notes 311

Index 319

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Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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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