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#MoneyChat THE BOOK: How to Get Out of Debt, Successfully Manage Your Money and Create Financial Security Paperback – February 6, 2015
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About the Author
WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR objective, realistic solutions for their money, that’s when they call Dorethia Kelly. Dorethia is the president of Conner Financial Coaching, LLC, providing results-oriented personal fi nance and business coaching services. She is also the founder of The #MoneyChat Blog (themoneychat.com and @MoneyChatLIVE), hence the inspiration for #MoneyChat THE BOOK. It was time to put the online conversation on paper. Dorethia helps people from all income levels get on track with their finances by getting out of debt, saving more, and creating a serious plan for their financial future. Whether it’s conducting a #MoneyChat LIVE financial session, one-on-one coaching or keynote speaking, Dorethia is passionate about helping others change what they say and do with their money. Known for her charismatic, no-nonsense personality, her financial expertise has been featured in various national media including Black Enterprise, U.S. News, USA Today and Nerd Wallet. Dorethia Kelly lives in Detroit, Michigan with her family. Connect with Dorethia and join the #MoneyChat movement at www.themoneychat.com and www.dorethiakelly.com
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Some people perpetually complain about not having enough money, or needing to borrow more, or avoiding bill collectors. They're stressed out about their financial problems and worried about their debt. Others have grown up with few money skills. They never really learned how to manage their finances or limit their spending, and suddenly they're unable to cover their basic expenses and confused at where they've spent it all. They've never even seen a budget, let alone learned how to set one up. Instead of managing their money, they see it as a mysterious force that's ruining their lives and keeping them from achieving their goals.
Ms. Kelly knows that the way people talk about money will affect the way they handle it. In #MoneyChat, she changes their talk and she puts them in charge of it.
She breaks down her book into three sections: getting out of the debt hole, reaching solid ground, and then investing for your goals and retirement. She's included a section on dealing with money while you're dating and how to build a strong financial relationship as a couple. She's also included chapters on the problems that she's seen in her clients: gambling, payday loans, and not paying taxes. (One man lost his family over scratch-off lottery tickets.) People have to gain the skills to deal with the behavior that's causing their problems.
Ms. Kelly combines her practical advice with a dose of tough love and plenty of encouragement. You'll also practice the skills to gain your own money mastery: you put her advice to work. She shares stories from her life and about her clients to show you how to deal with adversity. Then each chapter is filled with action steps, checklists, and homework.
She leaves no room for excuses. You could talk about how it's not possible to earn extra income, get out of debt, or invest, but her approach and guidelines won't allow it. I have already started putting in place some of the actions steps and I'm gradually seeing results not only in my finances, but how I'm communicating about money with my spouse.
Dorethia knows what she is talking about. I've read a lot of personal finance books, but #MoneyChat The Book really gets to the heart of money matters with sound, practical advice. A must-have in your library!