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Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want Paperback – September 10, 2013
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— Cheryl Richardson, author of The Art of Extreme Self-Care and Take Time for Your Life
"Money: A Love Story is a real breakthrough book! Combining the ‘inner game’ of money with the ‘outer game,’ Kate Northrup guides you effortlessly, with humor, compassion, and a deep understanding of what it takes to succeed in life. If you’re ready to have a new experience with money and change your financial future, this is the book for you!"
— Nick Ortner, New York Times best-selling author of The Tapping Solution
"This book guided me to fall madly in love with my relationship to money. Kate Northrup helped me become unapologetic about my desire to earn more, give more, and prosper in every area of my life."
— Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times best-selling author of May Cause Miracles
"This beautiful book provides the perfect mix of theory and practice. You need your own love story with money, and these pages will lead you to romance."
— Chris Guillebeau, New York Times best-selling author of The $100 Startup
"This is the first book about finances (and life!) that I can actually relate to. Refreshingly candid, uplifting, and practical, Money: A Love Story addresses what holds us back from healing and thriving both personally and financially. I wish I had this book long ago. I can only imagine how much grief I would have spared myself. But as Kate reminds us, it’s all part of the spiritual journey to freedom and abundance. Thank you, brilliant Kate Northrup. I am deeply in love with the road map you’ve given us all."
— Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen
"You may know that a healthy relationship with money is essential to attracting abundance and generating financial freedom. What you may not know is that a healthy relationship with your finances is also medicine for a healthy body. With her signature flourish, Kate Northrup teaches us to quit waiting for Prince Charming, take responsibility for our financial well-being, create success on our own terms, lean into feeling-based financial planning, and take actions toward generating revenue without trading hours for dollars. Money: A Love Story is just what the doctor ordered for your body, your soul, your business, and your pocketbook."
— Lissa Rankin, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself
"What I love most about this book is that there are several actionable steps along the way to figuring out your relationship with money. Kate Northrup shares her wins and her struggles for you to consider. Dig into a different kind of love story with this one."
— Chris Brogan, CEO of Human Business Works and New York Times best-selling co-author of The Impact Equation
"In Money, A Love Story, Kate Northrup lays out the most irresistible invitation to have a fabulous relationship with your money. Follow Kate’s heart, humor, hope, and homework, and you can have the kind of financial health you deserve."
— Alisa Vitti, CEO of FLOliving.com and best-selling author of WomanCode
"Kate Northrup lures us to fall in love, lose the stress, have a lot of fun, and take a big healthy grasp of our money. Become empowered about your relationship to spending, earning, saving, and planning with Money: A Love Story. Warning: Get prepared to be supported with the knowledge and power to live your dream life."
— Tara Stiles, best-selling author of Yoga Cures and Slim Calm Sexy Yoga, and founder of Strala Yoga
"If I had this kind of freedom-focused guidance when I first got going, I'd have saved myself a lot of suffering . . . and a lot more cash. Kate's take on money is grounded, fresh, and womanly wise."
— Danielle LaPorte, creator of The Desire Map and The Fire Starter Sessions
"If you’ve got issues with money—especially if you’ve been avoiding them—you’re going to love Money: A Love Story. Kate not only takes you by the hand, but she puts her arm around you reassuringly, removing any shame or guilt you may feel, gently guiding you through the fog with powerful exercises, inspiring stories, and kick-ass advice . . . until, before you know it, you’re financially free, personally empowered, and having a love affair with your money and your life. Her own story is a personal testimony to the power of this work."
— Barbara Stanny, author of Prince Charming Isn’t Coming, Overcoming Underearning, and Secrets of Six-Figure Women
"With her trademark authenticity and wit, Kate Northrup shows you how to enrich your life on every level in Money: A Love Story. Reading this gem of a book is an excellent investment of your time. As you turn the pages your shoulders will drop back into place and the quiet but agonizing stress that money can so often create in a life will fall away as you open up to an entirely new way of relating to your finances. You’ll learn the power of what Kate so aptly calls ‘feeling-based financial planning’ to create lasting financial wellness. You will never think about money the same way again, because you will create your own financial love story."
— Manisha Thakor, CEO and founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management
"Money: A Love Story is about telling the truth. It’s about daring to be courageous enough to just love ourselves where we are—for richer or poorer and without judgment or shame. This book allows us to define what wealth means to us in our own lives and to know our worth no matter what our current circumstances. There is a transformation waiting for all of us in these pages. Kate Northrup offers the financial and emotional wisdom to guide us from a place of lack to a place of abundance with blazing love, raw honesty, and the riveting clarity she has acquired from her own pilgrimage to financial freedom."
— Meggan Watterson, author of Reveal: A Sacred Manual for Getting Spiritually Naked
"Money: A Love Story shows us convincingly that money isn’t all about numbers and impersonal charts—it’s also deeply emotional, and personal. Kate’s section on over-giving to exhaustion vs. giving more value sustainably is worth the price of admission alone, and that is just the beginning. Profound, subtle, and fresh thinking on a topic, which should be as dear to our hearts as it is close to our pockets."
— Michael Ellsberg, author of The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won't Learn in College About How to Be Successful
"Kate is presenting us with an intelligent and fun strategy that will bring more abundance and love into the world . . . embrace it and pass it on."
— Colleen Saidman Yee, yoga teacher and owner of Yoga Shanti
"Finally, a book to place money and finances in their proper perspective. This is not in praise of or to demonize money but to let it be the tool for supporting the joy of living, a truly modern and yogic view of where the puzzle piece of finance fits with the soul."
— Rodney Yee, yoga teacher
"Money: A Love Story is a beautiful and insightful guide to finding true prosperity from the inside out."
— Marie Forleo, entrepreneur, MarieForleo.com
"Kate Northrup has written a seminal book on money. Building on the past body of knowledge around consciousness and money, Kate has taken the conversation to a whole new level. Having worked with thousands of people around their relationship to money, I know how disempowered most people are and how much suffering is caused by unexamined beliefs in this area of life. I intend to recommend this book not only to all my students, but also to anyone who has not yet found the relationship they want with money. Beware! This practical and powerful book will change your life."
— Gail Straub, author and co-founder of the Empowerment Institute
"As an entrepreneur I have had my own very personal journey with money. As someone who works with business owners I watch 99% of my clients struggle with the subconscious relationship that they have with their finances. What I love about Kate’s book is that it takes the fear of talking about money away. In an extremely simple and real way you evaluate your relationship, fears, and desires as they relate to money and actually make a plan to be living in the financial reality that you want for life. Love that!"
— Carissa Reiniger, CEO and founder of Silver Lining Ltd.
"Money: A Love Story gets right to the core of what money is all about: worth. And even more specifically, self-worth. Read this book and learn to not only be smarter about money and have a more loving relationship with it, but also to have a more loving relationship with yourself."
— Amanda Steinberg, CEO and founder of DailyWorth.com
About the Author
- Publisher : Hay House Inc. (September 10, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 237 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1401941761
- ISBN-13 : 978-1401941765
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.71 x 8.38 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #285,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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Thankfully trusted friends allow us the space to go through whatever one needs to and they lovingly encourage us as we go through deep emotional waters. Money, A Love Story was my guide through the storm of my depression and confusion around my money (a physical manifestation of my perceived value). I was diligent and desperate. I did ALL the exercises; Daily affirmations, explore the book suggestions, meditation, checking my money daily, choosing gratitude every day I looked at my back account statements, and so much more. I paid off 3 long standing credit cards, consolidated my 10 student loans into one, raised my credit score, and actually have over $500 in my savings account for the first time ever. I gained so much clarity on beliefs I had been holding. I had NO clue these beliefs were holding me back. I still have a journey ahead of me to release the remaining debt and restructure the way I earn income. What this book has given me are tools that I can continue to apply for the rest of my life. And! Kate gave so many other book suggestions that I'm excited and inspired to continue my journey with the wisdom of others who have gone through this before. The choice to face myself for the irresponsible choices from my past, the commitment to forgive myself, and nurture a life of abundance that is in alignment with Self love is a priceless gift. Thank you Kate for sharing your Truth and inspiring countless others to do the same.
And if your considering if this book is for you take a moment to decide if you have a desire to understand the truth behind your choices. Maybe you're a sensitively connected soul desperate enough to gain some clarity on the real reason why your financial health is messy. If so, then this is a beautiful starting place for you to gain that clarity and garner tools to begin your journey back to your inherent value.
Just buy Overcoming Underearning because her quotes from that are the only worthwhile moments.
Her mom's fame and success are IMO the only reason she was able to get a publishing contract.
The first action is to take a quiz to know where you are right now about your relationship with money. I think the book works pretty well even from the title to heal finance issues. What does love have to do in the equation? Kate Northup explains it in the first chapter. Along the book you’ll find exercises to work with all the ideas that the author writes about. Although, she mentions other authors that have helped her in her journey to financial freedom and that I’ll be checking out as well.
Top reviews from other countries
The first half reads like a biography. The author clearly thinks a lot of her accomplishments and that's fair enough. But the story of a girl who grew up with very wealthy, supportive parents, got an ivy-league education, had a bit of a spending problem and then sorted it out with a bit of common sense, is neither informative or inspiring. To give you an idea of her perspective on money, the author's idea of living within your means is limiting yourself to a house worth only half a million dollars.
Most of Kate's "insights" are found in pretty much every semi-popular self-help book out there. There's nothing deep or enlightening, it just reads like a rich woman who's lived a privileged and sheltered life with no idea what real financial suffering is. Kate prides herself on getting out of debt in record time, but let's be serious - if you can easily pay off $20,000 of debt in a year, you weren't in real financial trouble to start with.
She also chides readers who don't have a decent education or who might have family commitments that make starting your own business a genuine risk. She calls it "cockamamie" thinking. She doesn't seem to comprehend that not everyone has a rich-parent safety-net. Not everyone who says there is a job shortage for their skill set is being a pessimist. I'm all for pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, but the ivy-league educated author has clearly never had to do that and shouldn't be doling out advice as if she has.
I don't often review books (as you can probably tell from my ranting style) but hearing a privileged rich girl telling struggling people they could be rich if they'd just "think better" really winds me up. There may be some actual wisdom further in, I didn't make it past chapter 2.