The Cure for Money Madness
Break Your Bad Money Habits, Live Without Financial Stress--and Make More Money!
By Spencer Sherman
(Crown Business, Hardcover, 9780767928557, 256pp.)
Publication Date: February 3, 2009
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The Cure for Money Madness makes a golden promise: stress-free prosperity and a lifetime of financial peace.
When financial advisor Spencer Sherman found himself crossing a police line to retrieve his work files from a burning office building, he realized he had money madness. He noticed it in his clients, too: those irrational feelings about money that make otherwise rational adults behave foolishly—buying high, selling low, overspending, lying to their spouses, equating their self-worth with their net worth. Money madness stresses us out, poisons our relationships, and keeps us from making as much money as we can. So Spencer invented the cure. Now, in The Cure for Money Madness, he gives us the tools that have helped thousands of people find greater peace of mind—and make more money.
Money madness, Spencer shows us, comes from unproductive messages that we received long ago. “It takes money to make money.” “Paying rent is just throwing money down the drain.” “Don’t talk about money.” When you challenge the messages, you can transform all aspects of your money life: earning, spending, saving, investing, giving, borrowing. More money will flow to you. Your relationships will improve. You’ll enjoy your money more. And you’ll be more generous, too.
In The Cure for Money Madness, you’ll discover:
How much your money madness has been costing you
How wealthy you truly are, by using the revolutionary Actual Net WorthTM statement
How “small and boring” can help you outperform the top investors—without watching the market
How to communicate about money in ways that create deeper connections with your spouse, parents, children, friends, and colleagues
How to know what is truly enough
Money madness keeps us from living as richly as we might and enjoying the wealth we have. In these tough economic times, The Cure for Money Madness transforms fear and stress into prosperity and peace.
Spencer Sherman, MBA, has been named one of Worth magazine’s top wealth advisors every year since 2005. He is the founder and CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners LLC. He leads workshops on curing money madness with bestselling author Byron Katie and with relationship expert Anne Watts. He lives in northern California with his wife and two children. His Web site is www.curemoneymadness.com.
“We all want to do the right thing with our money—make it grow, spend it wisely, and use it to make the world a better place. But something is stopping us from doing that, and Spencer Sherman has a name for it: “money madness.” Whether your madness is debt, overspending, taking too much risk, or ignoring your finances altogether, there’s a cure to be found in this book.” —David Bach, author of Go Green, Live Rich and The Automatic Millionaire
“Part basic sanity, part good financial advice, The Cure for Money Madness shows how gaining perspective on your finances makes your life richer—and maybe even makes you more money. Spencer Sherman shows you how to have the cake you really want—and savor it as you eat it too.” —Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money or Your Life
“Spencer Sherman doesn’t just show us how to make more money; he shows us how to be more generous, to have stronger and more loving relationships, and to recognize how prosperous and abundant we really are.” —Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone
“An excellent book that teaches you how to have a ‘healthy’ respect for money.” —Robert G. Allen, author of The One Minute Millionaire and Nothing Down
“In these difficult financial times, The Cure for Money Madness offers sanity, clarity, and truly helpful understanding to calm the heart and regain a wise perspective.” —Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart and founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
“Read this book to learn how to prioritize your household spending and spend less of your precious time worrying about how to invest your wealth. The benefits will improve both your financial and your personal balance sheets.” —Howard Kaufold, Ph.D., Director, MBA Program for Executives, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
“You would be crazy not to read this book, cure your money madness, and make more money in every area of your life.” —Mark Victor Hansen, editor of Chicken Soup for the Soul