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.

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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.

Enter to win a FREE copy of The Money Code!

Answer this question in the comment section: What’s the hardest part about managing money?

For example: Is it figuring out how to make more money, figuring out how to save more money, sticking to a budget, getting out of debt, or something else?

One winner will be picked to win a copy of The Money Code, using random.org.

You must be 18 years or older and a US resident to enter.

This contest ends on 1/30/12 at midnight PST. 


13 comments on “The Money Code Book Review and Giveaway (Gone)”

  1. The hardest part about managing money for me is choosing between getting my kids something and the money was meant for something else and than being consistent with a budget once put together. I don’t even want to look at my account everyday.

    • I think the hardest part of managing money is to get close to your goal and then resisting the discipline that it took to get there. So close and yet so far.

  2. The hardest part about managing money for my husband and I is being able to pay the bills and saving first before the weekend. We can be disciplined during the week but the weekend comes and my husband wants to spend.Also, making sure that we pay or schedule to pay the bills the day my husband gets paid.

  3. The hardest part of managing money is saying no to activities that I want to do – dinner, movies, etc.

  4. The hardest part for me is getting ahead of the bills. I’m always two steps behind since being out of work for 2 years.

  5. The hardest part Managing money is having different paydays every month. When you work for the government (which my husband who is the only person working in our 6 member household) doesn’t pay on the same days every month, so it’s hard to balance our budget.

  6. The hardest part of managing money is being on the same page with my spouse. Also – making and sticking to a budget.

  7. The hardest part for me is deciding how much time to bargin hunt, coupon, etc….or if that time is better spent working and earning the money to pay a higher asking price. I wish there was ine website, or reference that i knew of that could help me make that decision on a daily basis.

  8. I think the hardest thing is taking the time to get organized and then staying on top of it. Also, making sure you involve your spouse and coming up with the same goals and values in order to manage money as a family.

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