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Financial Recovery: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money Paperback – April 12, 2011
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There is a tone that this book has which lets you know she is speaking to you from her experience-- not some theory about how things ought to be-- but how things really are and what you can do to make them better.
Never once does she talk down to you. Instead, you know she has been there too and come out the other side. I have absolutely no trouble beliveing that this book's combination of wisdom and practical tools can finally help me heal the challanges in my relationship with money.
It doesn't feel like just another self help book--it actually feels more important than that. This book says something about money that we all, in these trying financial times, need to hear. OBTW- I loved reading the book on Kindle, I'm a convert to both Financial Recovery and Kindle!
Karen imparts her knowledge and her process in a caring way. Readers can identify with one of more of the examples in the book. She gives readers a chance to shine a light inward and discover the potential for a new way of being with money. Sound fluffy? I assure you, this book is anything but. It's a book of substance that encourages readers to be honest with their money history, so they can create a new relationship with money, and themselves.
What I love the most about this book are all the stories. She shares her own very personal story of struggling with spending and debt. (She shares some of her painful money secrets that people in her life would have been shocked by at the time, if they had known.) And she shares the stories of countless clients she's helped guide over the years. Suddenly, you feel like you are not alone if you struggle with credit card debt or sometimes you spend too much, or you simply never seem to earn enough.
This book is very easy to read, and it takes the reader through understanding how and why they relate to money the way they do. She writes about being caught in the "money life drain" and how she has seen so many people simply try to work harder, only to not have it help their financial problems. She is very direct about addressing feelings of shame and deprivation and how this fuels our financial behavior. And yes, she shows you how to get out of debt and stay out of debt. She also covers how to track and plan your spending- topics that may be unpopular. But she makes a very convincing case how the new financial behaviors she advocates can truly change your life. By the time the reader gets to the last chapter called "Imagining Sterling Money Behaviors", you just want to BE that person, and you really feel like it's possible. (I've known Karen McCall for years and after I finished her book I ordered twenty copies of it!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read all the literature on becoming an entrepreneur to help get me out of an endlessly deep hole of debt and overspending, but have not made a cent on any of it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David M. Bell
I picked this book up at the library at just the right time. Though I'm still not 100% clear on how the elements combined to produce it, my money mentality has always been pretty... Read morePublished 3 months ago by RB
I was a financial mess... however, I was yearning to change. I read this book a few years ago, and this book, combined with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, has propelled... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Princess Bookworm
I borrowed this from the library and ended up purchasing it. Out of all the finance/money management books I've read over the years for various reasons, this one addresses money... Read morePublished 8 months ago by MCV
Such an awesome book! This book has helped me realize many of the patterns I have in my life and get started on changing these patterns much easier so that I have the relationship... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Clarissa Wilson
I really appreciate Karen McCall's integrity. Her honesty and skill in aiding people who wish to recover from financial distress is powerful and goes to the core of the problem. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Blessing Grace Kobey
This book has a simple, straightforward plan that anyone can follow. It is also a great motivator as it really makes you feel you can accomplish this with minimal disruption to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by sm9113