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How Much Is Enough?: Making the Right Choices about Time, Money, and Happiness / Edition 2
     

How Much Is Enough?: Making the Right Choices about Time, Money, and Happiness / Edition 2

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by Arun Abey
 

ISBN-10: 1929774834

ISBN-13: 9781929774838

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC

How Much Is Enough? teaches you how to balance investments with aspirations to achieve financial security and personal well-being. Combining the latest economic theory and behavioral research with compelling stories of those who have found peace beyond their bank accounts, including Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Ann Sutoro (the mother of President Barack Obama), the

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How Much Is Enough? teaches you how to balance investments with aspirations to achieve financial security and personal well-being. Combining the latest economic theory and behavioral research with compelling stories of those who have found peace beyond their bank accounts, including Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Ann Sutoro (the mother of President Barack Obama), the authors present a revolutionary holistic approach to financial Planning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929774838
Publisher:
Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword xi

Introduction Richer and Happier 1

Part 1 The Bridge of Well-being

Chapter 1 The Foundations 15

Chapter 2 The Meaning of Money 31

Chapter 3 The Happiness Challenge 41

Chapter 4 Strategies for Well-being 63

Chapter 5 Kids, Money, and Happiness 75

Chapter 6 Giving with Meaning 95

Further Reading for Part 1 112

Part 2 Wealth Habits

Chapter 7 The Investment Prize 117

Chapter 8 The Madness of Myopia 131

Chapter 9 How to Be Prudent and Take the Long View 143

Chapter 10 The Puzzling Properties of Property 153

Chapter 11 Confronting the Enemy Within 167

Further Reading for Part 2 189

Part 3 Wealth and Well-being

Chapter 12 Good and Bad Advisers 193

Chapter 13 How Much Is Enough? 203

References 213

Index 219

About the Authors 225

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How Much Is Enough?: Making the Right Choices about Time, Money, and Happiness 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Vicki_Landes More than 1 year ago
Now more than ever, most people are looking to stretch their budget and make every dollar count. In these times where the economy is unstable at best and inflation runs rampant, it has become essential to reevaluate current living expenses, honestly explore standards, and plan for the expected costs in the future. But how are you to know how much is enough? Financial gurus and authors Arun Abey and Andrew Ford offer their aptly named book to answer that very question. "How Much Is Enough? Making Financial Decisions That Create Wealth and Well-Being" is a well-rounded guide to short and long term financial planning. While asking the tough questions, they force their readers to take a good, hard look at the concept of 'money' - the psychology and resultant behaviors behind the power we give it - and why we may not be where we think we should be. Abey and Ford present some extremely profound information and I found the application to my own situation to be both surprising and eye-opening! "How Much Is Enough?" will completely alter your view of 'money' and 'wealth' while informing you to what is possible with some effort. The authors utilize the examples of successful individuals such as Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs to create a foundation for their information while motivating the reader to think of more than just 'income creation'. Instead, they promote a 'give to receive' approach - giving back to further global growth and heighten personal satisfaction. "How Much Is Enough?" provides a truly holistic method towards financial stability and ultimately, real happiness. Normally when I review books, I ensure any recommends I give are directed to only those interested in the basic genre(s) it fits within; very rarely do I read a book I think everyone should read. But in this case, I cannot think of a person or group that shouldn't read this book! We live in a society in constant need of more cash and more toys while never finding that feeling of satisfaction in attaining 'success'; even lottery winners have not found the happiness they expected in their winnings. Authors Arun Abey and Andrew Ford help find balance, modify money attitudes, and alleviate the stress in future financial planning. By far, "How Much Is Enough? Making Financial Decisions That Create Wealth and Well-Being" is the most enlightening book I've read all year - an absolute must read! --Reviewed by Vicki Landes, author of "Europe for the Senses - A Photographic Journal"