"Having been taken on a "Basic Training" journey to better financial "wellness" in the first installment of the Finance Action Hero series, I was itching to get my hands on Book Two. I wasn't disappointed. Unlike other books of its ilk, Mission Possible explains, in laymen terms how normal, everyday people like me can turn their finances around and get back on the path (or on the path at all in my instance) of becoming financially free.
In its humour, it is actually even more educational. Like the first book, I felt I absorbed and understood the messages so that I feel I may actually be able to put into practice the advice offered.
I felt like the author was speaking to me on a level playing field rather than being told what I've done wrong financially for the past 35 years like other books I have read offering me "easy to follow advice". Going back to storytelling to get the point across, it is because I can relate to the examples given that I feel I may actually be able to become a "Finance Action Hero" myself. Well worth a read, regardless of what financial position you are in." ~ Natalie K.
"If only I had this book in my twenties, the last 40 years would have turned out much better financially for me and my family. Pieta Diamantidis in her latest book "Finance Action Hero - Mission Possible" has made the process of achieving early financial freedom into a clear and easy to understand process. Her reference to Cprl Ben Roberts-Smith, Australia's most recent Victoria Cross Winner and his training in the SAS (The Australian Armed Forces elite commando group, the Special Air Service) really struck a chord. Cprl Roberts-Smith was highly trained in great planning, strong preparation and clear intent. This put him and his team in very good stead when they were in circumstances so dire that most men would have given up. This process is illuminated throughout the book and make for great reading and easy application. I will be buying this book for all of my children and grandchildren. Well done Pieta." ~ David Boucher
"After reading this book, I have seen the light as to where I am going wrong with my finances i.e. not good bookkeeping and no real plan of attack. Also I have a better understanding of the different roles that different experts plan like the mortgage broker, accountant, estate planner, ETC and how they can play a role in y our finances not and in the future. This book is a must read and better understand where you probably are going wrong with finances and what you can do to get out of financial trouble."
~ Peter Fatouros
About the Author
Financial maths nerd, movie geek, and dedicated foodie, Peita Diamantidis is a new form of 'geek' hybrid. Having co-founded Caboodle Financial Services in Sydney, Australia in 2006, she combined her maths and finance experience with a passion for communicating that now has her on a mission to empower the public to take charge of their finances."The best place to start seemed to be asking the general public how they currently approach all things financial in their lives" Peita said. "Incredibly, over half of the people we surveyed admitted to being crippled by 'financial paralysis' resulting in procrastination or outright avoidance when it comes to the day to day things like paying bills or reading bank statements. This is well before they ever manage to get their head around planning for the future. This is only natural of course, as what we don't understand we fear, and what we fear we avoid.""Unfortunately, many of the financial literacy efforts to date universally required the public to learn about us, to learn about our world, and somehow become fluent in our strange language and complex products ... and when we dug further (and did a little soul searching) we realised ... it's not about us, it's about them! And that was how Zaptitude was born.
Once she identified what we felt people needed to get on top of their money stuff - some Zaptitude - she then did some digging into what stops people from finding this magical ingredient themselves. And her research identified that the single biggest barrier to being completely on top of all things financial was ACTION or the lack of it. Just like losing weight, quitting smoking or any other major life changes we attempt, it is all for nothing if we don't take that first step, and then the one after that. We figure that the next wonderous creations, magical art and innovative employers are going to come from people who can imagine their next great adventure with zaptitude!