The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take control of your finances, manage your spending, and de-stress your money for good

The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take control of your finances, manage your spending, and de-stress your money for good

by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492665366
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 6,615
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ashley Feinstein Gerstley is an investment banker turned certified life coach with a degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. It is her mission to start a new conversation about personal finance and improve people's relationships with money.

Table of Contents

Preface: My Story vii

Getting Started

Chapter 1 Why We All Need a Money Cleanse 1

Chapter 2 How It Works 16

Chapter 3 Setting Yourself Up for Success 33

Week One

Chapter 4 Week One Overview 43

Chapter 5 Money Journal and Expense List-Guidelines for Week One 54

Week Two

Chapter 6 Week Two Overview 71

Chapter 7 Putting Together Your Happiness Allocation 86

Chapter 8 Frugal Joys and the Language We Use Around Money-Guidelines for Week Two 102

Week Three

Chapter 9 Week Three Overview 113

Chapter 10 Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is-Values-Based Spending 120

Chapter 11 The Opportunity Cost of Our Spending-Guidelines for Week Three 131

Week Four

Chapter 12 Week Four Overview 145

Chapter 13 Create Your Dream Team 156

Chapter 14 Mitigate Environmental Toxins-Guidelines for Week Four 164

Welcome to Your New Money Lifestyle

Chapter 15 Wrap-Up-Your New Money Lifestyle 183

Chapter 16 Money Parties 200

Chapter 17 Onward and Upward-What's Next in Your Money Journey? 206

Acknowledgments 215

Endnotes 219

Bibliography 223

About the Author 227

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The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take control of your finances, manage your spending, and de-stress your money for good 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I am so glad to be starting my 2019 financial goals with the support of this book! While money can be intimidating to think about or focus on, the author makes the topic actually fun and approachable without being preachy or making you feel bad for being "behind." I am looking forward to using the book to help save for many of my financial goals for the year. Highly recommend for anyone looking to get in control of their personal finances!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I am a money avoider. I will put off looking at my bank account when I know it's not good. But reading this book helped me to realize that there's another way to manage my finances. By facing my money head on, Ashley gave me tools that actually make me feel empowered to tackle my debt demons instead of running and hiding from them. I love how there are actionable exercises to do and how she focused on my "happiness allocation" -- it's not all about budgeting and feeling deprived. In fact, I don't feel deprived at all with her techniques. If you finally want to tackle your money monsters head on, I can't recommend this book enough.
JuliaFisher 6 months ago
30-day money cleanse has helped me turn the big scary topic of money into not only a manageable part of my life, but one I actually enjoy. I used to stick my head in the sand, but no more! Now I enjoy looking at my finances, the progress I’ve made and I constantly fall back on the tools I’ve learned from Ashley and the 30-day money cleanse. The genius advice in this book is INVALUABLE - the money I have already saved in simple, easy ways is major. The idea that we only spend every dollar once has really changed the game for me. I can’t recommend this book enough. You will absolutely not regret it and more than likely, want to thank her immediately for gifting us this treasure. Ashley has been able to make “finance” a word that not only makes me happy, but also proud. Two things I never thought I would feel about my money in the past. Thank you 30-day money cleanse!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a useful and accessible starter guide to thinking about money. The idea of reading an entire book about personal finance would ordinarily be a drag, but reading The 30-Day Money Cleanse felt almost like sitting down with Feinstein Gerstley for an honest and judgment-free conversation about my money, values, goals, and emotional pitfalls around money and wealth. The casual tone of the book effectively masks how sophisticated and complicated the subject matter of personal finance really is. It was a very quick and easy read, full of practical exercises and tips. Definitely recommend!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a useful and accessible starter guide to thinking about money. The idea of reading an entire book about personal finance would ordinarily be a drag, but reading The 30-Day Money Cleanse felt almost like sitting down with Feinstein Gerstley for an honest and judgment-free conversation about my money, values, goals, and emotional pitfalls around money and wealth. The casual tone of the book effectively masks how sophisticated and complicated the subject matter of personal finance really is. It was a very quick and easy read, full of practical exercises and tips. Definitely recommend!
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is a great read on taking control of your finances and also redefining your relationship with money! Gerstley's approach to connecting your money with your values is much needed. It makes saving empowering versus stressful especially because we don't often think about why we're spending the way we're spending. The quick guides are also helpful and visual which reduces the daunting feeling we have when it comes to financial planning. Finally, I appreciate Gerstley's personal approach - tying in her own experiences and personal pain points to her mission and the work she's doing is inspiring. She helps you understand her journey, which as a reader, allows me to connect to her work in a deeper way.
Eric Feinstein 7 months ago
The 30 day Money Cleanse is a beautiful and unique mix of practical financial tips and exercises combined with ways to improve our money mindset. I wish i had this book when i was starting out in my career. It' will be a game changer for all it's readers. Eric Whitcup
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved it. Really helped me save a ton-- more than I thought I could.
Anonymous less than 1 minute ago
If you're intimidated by trying to save money and/or don't know where to start, I highly recommend picking up the 30-Day Money Cleanse. Ashley breaks down a path to making saving a part of your everyday life in a way that's manageable and not a drag. The "cleanse" is incremental, easy to follow and even incorporates some fun (e.g. frugal joys!).
Nycol 5 months ago
The 30-Day Money Cleanse by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley is a must have! Whether you are a money saving novice or just need to get back on track, this book will not only illuminate tips to answer the paramount question of how our money is being spent but it also gives practical suggestions for a money mindset, rewarding ourselves, saving funds for future goals, removing financial stress and much more. Great comprehensive read with relevant tips. I received a review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley for my honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
LeahG 6 months ago
LOVE the 30 day money cleanse! Really helped me improve my spending habits. It is a fun and easy to follow guide to reaching financial goals.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I’m 30ish, and while I love a good juice cleanse, I thought the responsible “adult” thing to do was a money cleanse to kick-off 2019. What I got from this cleanse was more than I expected. I’ve never thought much about how my spending aligns (or NOT) with my values. I was spending so much $$ on crap…Ugh! I now find myself EXCITED to budget (I know!) and save for the good stuff. My boyfriend was so intrigued by my new outlook, that we are now working through the cleanse together…and he is VERY happy about our new “frugal joy” date nights! Big thanks to the author for a big impact on my wallet (and my relationship! lol)!!
ashley_p 6 months ago
The 30-Day Money Cleanse takes a complicated and intimidating topic and gives you straight-forward steps to improve your relationship with money. Even as a finance professional who deals with money every day (and a new mom with tons of new expenses!), this book challenged me to look at my spending and figure out what contributes to my happiness and what could be better allocated elsewhere. A truly fun and engaging read that I would recommend to anyone looking to be more mindful about their personal finances!
Melissa-C 6 months ago
What an incredibly important book that everyone can benefit from reading. Money can be such a determining force on what you feel you can and can't do and this book teaches you how to live true to yourself while being in control of your financial decisions. Additionally, the book is formatted in such an engaging, interactive, and aesthetically pleasing format. This new year give yourself the gift of reading this book and have the best relationship with money you've ever had!
Anonymous 6 months ago
I love this book because Ashley's approach to money is from a positive point of view. She really helps you to make money fun while saving at the same time. She also recognizes that everyone's 'non negotiables' are different and helps you to do what work's best for you and your family. A must read!
Becky sharon 6 months ago
The 30 Day $ Cleanse is an exciting book. Finally, someone understands the barriers and resistance in our society regarding money. This book is for anyone who has any thoughts about money that are stressful or out of control. There is no better time than now to take this 30-day challenge. This book is clear, concise and has an easy week by week format to a new relationship with money forever. Definitely, a must read!