Money A Love Story is a phenomenal book by Kate Northrup. This financial guidance is elevated through its unique approach: loving yourself equates to abundance in your financial life. In other words, your money ain’t all about the money, honey.
Now, before you start thinking that this is a woo-hoo book telling you that all you have to do is be positive and you’ll get rich, think again. This path is definitely about specific personal action, but it does so from a perspective of self-acceptance, dropping shame, valuing oneself, and celebrating that you are inherently a unique contribution to the world. From that springboard, then, we turn to our finances.
Kate shares her background and experience, which shows readers that she has lived the full financial spectrum and knows of what she speaks. She’s been in a financial black hole, she’s pulled herself out, and she’s opened into abundance–and we can, too. Her whole point is to share this knowledge and to empower others how to create the same for themselves.
Philosophy marries practicality in this money love story. Through tangible exercises you will understand where you come from with your finances, as well as specifically define where you want to go and how to get there. The downloadable workbook can either be printed out or worked digitally in a savable pdf as you go through the book. There are also many tools and resources provided concisely at the end for easy reference and support.
Necessity is one mother of an inventor–you can quote me on that. We all have our financial stories, and through this book you will learn how to mindfully write yours the way you choose, from this point forward.
Anyone who ever uses money will benefit from this book, whether you consider yourself “bad with money”, a “financial genius”, or anywhere in between. Additionally, anyone who is looking to expand their self-awareness (even if not financially-related) will also gain from reading this book.
In my financial learning I have also been helped by Dave Ramsey, for whom I am also very grateful. Learning from Dave is like learning from your father, whereas learning from Kate is like learning from your sister. Get it?
I received this book from Hay House in exchange for my honest opinion of it.