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The Perfect Balance: How to Get Ahead Financially and Still Have a Life

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The secret to getting ahead is spending less than you earn. Sounds easy—but in reality it's not.

If you want to lose weight, the accepted wisdom is that going on a diet isn't the answer. You need to change the way you eat—permanently. According to Hannah McQueen, the same logic should apply to finance. If you want to change the way you deal with money, a rigid budget isn't
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Paperback, 254 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Allen Unwin (first published July 2nd 2012)
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Kathy
Aug 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Read "The Perfect Balance" on a plane trip (8 hours) with the aim of establishing some financial boundaries for myself and future life. Yes, it did help me look at my financial reality and realise that with so called retirement revealing itself in the next few years I need to manage money in a more exact manner. I've since opened two new bank accounts and keep track of my spending (BORING) but also have some goals set. Good book from the perspective that it is directed at the New Zealand market ...more
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Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Having already become an EnableMe client this book has provided me with more insight into why I have started on the financial journey this book proposes. I thought I was doing well...but soon realised that I was not...but am now...

If you feel you are not getting ahead fast enough or even if you are, this book will help you to understand your financial psychology and habits.
Keryn
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Really current, specific advice for how to optimise every aspect of your finances. Especially liked the info on how to pay off a mortgage faster and how to give your kids a financial education.
Lyn
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Finally a personal finance book that actually seems like it will be helpful.
Jane
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Unfortunately this book didn't tell me I could spend more money...
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My name is Sabrina and I am a junior at university in the Philadelphia area. I lived in an apartment with a roommate that I pay for by myself, not through loans or my parents. I work two jobs and make a relatively pitiful amount (yay retail jobs). I have a sorta of budget thing going and manage to save about 100-200$ a month on average. I also manage to spend money on things like books, yarn, cooking appliances (makes me feel more like an adult). The point is, I cannot find any good books
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