Financial Recovery

Financial Recovery

Developing A Healthy Relationship With Money

Book - 2011
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Whether you are suffering under crushing debt, unable to save money, or caught in the tangle of inherited wealth, Karen McCall's Financial Recovery offers a time-tested plan for building a stable and satisfying way of life -- and keeping it that way. It will help you make a fundamental shift in the way you understand and behave around money.

Financial Recovery presents a simple system that enables you to discover your underlying attitudes about money -- often the cause of self-defeating money behaviors such as overspending, chronic debt, underearning, and low or no savings -- and provides the tools, strategies, and support to achieve financial well-being.

Karen McCall has more than twenty years of experience counseling people from all walks of life -- people with millions of dollars, people with very little, and people whose means are somewhere in between. Financial Recovery will help you develop, and then maintain, full awareness of your spending, earning, and saving activities. It offers strategies for adapting your behavior to meet your most compelling needs, whatever your means. You can start right away using the resources you already have to create a stable and fulfilling relationship with money.
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2011
ISBN: 9781577319283
Branch Call Number: 332.024 MCC 2011 22
Characteristics: xii, 373 p. : ill

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sandrakevin
Jul 22, 2015

The most valuable jewel in this book is the very practical yet seemingly counterintuitive concept that building savings is more important than putting all your money toward paying off credit card debt.
If you have no reserve, you'll have to use credit cards for those unforeseen expenses and therefore will just revert to using the credit cards which will bring the weight of debt right back.
So build reserve savings, stop charging on credit cards. Pay minimum on cards until sufficient savings. Then start paying off credit cards one at a time while paying minimum on the rest. And finally, do not use credit unless paying up each month.

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CatherineLibrarian
Sep 22, 2013

Karen McCall has more than twenty years of experience providing financial counseling to people of all economic backgrounds on their relationships with money. She now brings this experience to life with her newest book Financial Recovery. In it she details how to create new healthy relationships with money so people can be free to live their lives as they wish without being bogged down by financial stress and living disconnected from their finances and often in desperate economic circumstances. McCall takes readers through every step of the way toward financial recovery. She explains why financial crash diets do not work, how one’s relationship with money affects one’s relationships with family and friends and how important it is to know the difference between one’s needs and one’s wants. McCall covers debt and career choices that impact financial security. This book is best for people who are making enough money but not managing it well, but is suitable for people of all economic levels. Includes index and exercises to work through. A useful tool for readers struggling for a firm, healthy relationship with their financial situation.

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