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The Seven Stages of Money Maturity: Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life

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Discover a powerful new way to look at your money and your life.

Where do our attitudes about money come from--and how do they influence our lives? How can we approach financial issues with honesty and without fear?

In this groundbreaking book, renowned Buddhist teacher George Kinder, a Harvard-trained certified financial planner, demonstrates how we can literally transfor
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 11th 2000 by Dell
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Christine Theberge Rafal
Jul 22, 2008 Christine Theberge Rafal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finance, spirit
I gave this book 5 stars even though some of it felt like a slog. 5 stars to me means potentially life changing in a positive way. There are sentences for example like 'whenever you find yourself acting thoughtlessly around money, don't let yourself get away with it.'(not an exact quote)

And if the way you are with one thing is the way you are with everything, I feel like my ability to stick to a plan (budget/diet/schedule) for any useful length of time is increasing (maybe because of meditations
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Jul 08, 2014 ACT rated it really liked it
I've never read a money book where the author includes poetry and meditation exercises. It was one of the most intelligent and approachable books about money I've ever read, and a must-read for anyone interested in looking deeper into their relationship with money.
Florina
Jan 05, 2008 Florina rated it liked it
It's one of those 7's things, using a buddhist/eastern philosophy perspective. Kinder does a good job of threading client stories throughout the book, which helps make it less preachy. Kinder successfully ties in the ideas of innocence and increasing enlightenment to how one deals with money issues. In the personal histories that he relates, some money issues are related to distrust of money, overspending, and control/communication. I found some his tools useful for drawing up a list of goals.
Sarah
Nov 01, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who needs help, not just with money, but with their life
Saying "this book really changed my life" is a pretty cheesy and cliche thing to do, but seriously. George Kinder is a Buddhist financial planner, and his tips on how to approach your financial life can seriously apply to ANY part of your life. Stuff like "Pain is our bell of awakening. Whenever Pain rings its bell, we face a choice. We can rush off after some old habit to cling to, like overspending. Or we can move forward into freedom and adulthood."
Jennifer
Sep 19, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Recommended to Jennifer by: read about it in the business section of the paper
This book was a great one for healing wounds around money or just getting a handle on one's relationship with money. I am going to offer a coaching group on it starting in January. It might even help people make personal sense of what's happening with money globally.
Elizabeth
Apr 14, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Excellent. This book transformed my way of thinking about money and work. There were some repetitive and cheesy sections but overall the book challenged me to examine unhealthy, painful stories about money.
Emily Potter
Oct 27, 2007 Emily Potter rated it it was amazing
Yep. Now I'm a mature money-er. I read this book as summer reading... now THAT'S good.
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“Brent Kessel combines some of the most sophisticated knowledge of financial planning and investment strategies with a sincere and grounded practice in the meditation arts. He has written the deepest and most comprehensive book about money in some time. I applaud him for it. It calls for a serious reading.” 2 likes
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