How Much is Enough?: Making Financial Decisions that Create Wealth and Well-being

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Greenleaf Book Group, 2009 - Business & Economics - 226 pages
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How can millions of readers come to grips with their financial circumstances at a time when no one seems to have enough? Arun Abey and Andrew Ford believe that the answer lies beyond the balance sheet in the heart, mind, and spirit of the individual investor.Having advised investors around the globe, the authors dig deep into the latest economic and behavioral research as they bridge the worlds of financial security and personal well-being. They guide readers through a holistic approach to financial planning, one based on the fact that the money is only one element in the overall chemistry of a happy life. Readers will learn how to plan and invest to match their own goals, not those of their brokers or neighbors.Brilliantly combining economics and psychological thought, "How Much is Enough?" promises to revolutionize the way you look at your personal finances. Complete with succinct economic advise and stories from those who have found peace beyond their bank accounts, this book gives you the confidence to pursue your own path toward a secure and fulfilling future. Find happiness and wealth will follow.
  

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Although the first part of the book purports to help us analyze what we really need to be happy, this is NOT about having a sustainable lifestyle, or about ensuring there is a clean earth for our ... Read full review

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Now more than ever, most people are looking to stretch their budget and make every dollar count. In these times where the economy is unstable at best and inflation runs rampant, it has become ... Read full review

Contents

The Foundations
15
The Meaning of Money
31
The Happiness Challenge
41
Strategies for Wellbeing
63
Kids Money and Happiness
75
Giving with Meaning
95
Further Reading for Part 1
112
Wealth Habits
115
The Puzzling Properties of Property
153
Confronting the Enemy Within
167
Further Reading for Part 2
189
Wealth and Wellbeing
191
Good and Bad Advisers
193
How Much Is Enough?
203
References
213
Index
219

The Investment Prize
117
The Madness of Myopia
131
How to Be Prudent and Take the Long View
143
About the Authors
225
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About the author (2009)

Arun Abey cofounded the international lifestyle financial-planning firm, ipac securities, and currently serves as its executive chairman, as well as head of strategy for AXA Asia Pacific. Arun graduated with first class honors in arts and economics degrees from the Australian National University and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.Andrew Ford is a marketing and communications expert who has held senior roles in the financial services and publishing industries in Australia and the UK. Andrew earned a bachelor of economics degree from the University of Sydney and currently serves as national communications manager for ipac securities.

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