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- Print Length: 27 pages
- Publication Date: March 27, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007PMNMW4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,059,154 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Happiness Spreadsheet: How To Create A Budget Aligned with Your Values, Beliefs and Ideals Kindle Edition
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After reading this book, I know what happens with my money and I have a budget where I note everything.
The Happiness Spreadsheet, and Cathy Curtis' monograph, made my New Year's resolution quite achievable. And surprisingly enjoyable! Not only is her three-step approach logical, you find yourself enthusiastic about stepping through the process as it asks you to reflect on what is important in your life and creates a path to getting more of that.
A bonus to this great book is the modest yet powerful list of books, blogs and websites included at the end. Cathy has culled through a myriad of information to give us The Best of The Best to truly inspire us to greatness.
I read it when I was struggling with my goals for the new year. I wasn't sure what would make me happy. The exercises helped me realize some new things about what makes me happy. This kind of outside-the-box thinking is very useful.
In The Happiness Spreadsheet, financial planner Cathy Curtis reassures us that we can have it all, as long as we know clearly what having it all means to us. It's not about having everything, but having the right things that match our values. The series of spreadsheets in the book gradually bring us to a mindful realization that the value of money is not always in the numbers but in the level of support and growth it provides for a life lived based on what we value.
I have had the fortune to participate in a discussion of priorities and happiness based on The Happiness Spreadsheet, and I can say that I continue to fill in the fields defined by my values in my mind as I go about making my financial decisions, big and small.
I love it when people examine what matters to them, and make choices to spend -- their time, and here, their money -- in accord with those things. The Happiness Spreadsheet facilitates this very process in a clean, clear, funny, gentle way. This is so important when it comes to finances -- the place where power and energy meet . . . and also where there is often a lot of shame and regret. The way Cathy addresses this entire topic is like a friend over a glass of wine or cup of coffee: with kindness, trust, intuition, and a great way of explaining just what will help you and how you do it.
Bless her for doing it. Bless everyone who buys the book and takes this journey to more clarity, empowerment . . . and . . . happiness.