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Money Drunk/Money Sober: 90 Days to Financial Freedom

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In a society where it is often easier to discuss sex than money, many of us have hidden issues about personal finances. But when fending off bill collectors, begging for salary advances, or borrowing from relatives becomes a way of life, unresolved money problems can lead to enormous stress and destroy relationships, careers, and lives. Do you recognize yourself or someone ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published February 9th 1999 by Wellspring/Ballantine (first published May 11th 1993)
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Jun 12, 2015 Val rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, health
This is one of the best little books on financial solvency that I have ever read. Not only does it tell one how to solve financial woes, it explores the WHY and HOW people became that way in the first place. It links money to addiction. In fact, the authors say money issues may be the underlying addiction to alcoholism, overeating, and many others. Most often it can be linked back to childhood and low self esteem issues. They give anecdotal evidence to back it up. They also describe at length th ...more
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Jul 13, 2015 Gary Taylor rated it it was amazing
This little book is one of the best books, on money, that I have ever read. This one helps us to see why we have the relationships we do with money. This is the only book I know that treats money problems for what it is... addiction. Money brings about such strong emotions and chemical reactions in the brain, it only makes sense to treat it in such a way. It helps to identify several "types" of people, but you will see pieces of yourself (and everyone else) in each type.

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Oct 22, 2015 Kirtida Gautam rated it liked it
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It's an okay okay book on money management. Some concepts are interesting. How people's early memories about money determined their money behavior. But many concepts are written in better ways in other books like Rich Dad, Poor Dad
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Jul 13, 2013 False Millennium rated it did not like it
Dated, for one thing, published in 1992, pre-Recession where there are a whole lot of other things to factor genuine poverty versus careless spending. It identifies "types" and ways to overcome bad money management habits, a lot of it based on AA principles--admit you have a problem, why you might be prone to handling money the way you do, etc., but if you are truly poor and have very little money, this certainly doesn't give you solutions for overcoming this problem of "lack of money, ...more
Nov 29, 2008 Marla rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Shelves: self-help, reference
A book I feel everyone should read. It gives you knowledge about yourself in regards to how you spend your money and why. Then it teaches you how to manage your money better. As my son began handling his own finances I gave him this book to read. He still uses this method.
Jan 12, 2008 Kristal rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: shoppers, addicts
This book helped me discover so much about myself. Not only my spending style but where all my hard earned money went. I think its ability to open my vision and discover these things helped me dramatically. I suggest this for anyone that is learning how to handle money.
Jan 08, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
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This is probably the best and most useful financial book I have ever read....and I've read almost all of them. Published in 1992 but still current and relevant.
I got this book because I wanted to explore my emotional relationship with money. I have since recommended it to my family and gf.
Jun 21, 2016 Angie rated it really liked it
This was insightful in how we often attach ourseves to money. I refer back to it when I feel off.
Oct 27, 2010 Toni rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Cannot believe I have never read this book!
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