I had the pleasure of reading the brand new personal finance book, The Money Code.
I was sent a free copy to review for this blog and have a copy to give away!
And I’m happy to say that I loved The Money Code as it is a different kind of personal finance book.
It’s structured as a fictional story about a man who is seeking answers to a better financial situation.
On his journey, he learns about the mysterious Alchemist, who teaches him 5 secrets to living his best financial life.
The story ties in points and things to consider when making financial situations. The Money Code covers a big issue – how couples should talk about money to avoid arguments, hurt feelings, etc. These tips alone are worth reading the book for.
The simple yet engaging story illustrates how to make better financial decisions for yourself and your family.
Interview with the Author
I had the opportunity to interview the author, Joe John Duran (via email). He is the CEO and founding partner of United Capital, a wealth counseling firm, and author of 2 other books – Start It, Sell It, and Make A Mint and The First Time Investor’s Workbook.
Fanny Seto: How did you come up with the concept for this book?
Joe John Duran: From seeing people repeat the same financial mistakes over and over because they ignored their emotions and made bad decisions.
FS: What do you hope people will get out of The Money Code?
JJD: That they will live better lives and feel less anxiety and stress when thinking and talking about money.
FS: What is the most important thing to consider when making financial decisions?
JJD: That you are an emotional creature and have biases that might lead you to make bad decisions.
FS: How can couples avoid arguments over money?
JJD: By understanding how each person feels about money (their biases), speaking in their language and not judging each other.
FS: How can couples work more as a team?
JJD: By agreeing on their priorities and values together and then making decisions that align their ideal financial life with their real life.
The Money Code just came out on 1/22/13 and is available on Amazon. I hope it helps you make better financial decisions.
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