The Courage to be Rich: Creating a Life of Material and Spiritual Abundance

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Riverhead Books, 2001 - Business & Economics - 430 pages
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and financial expert Suze Orman helped millions of Americans change the course of their financial destiny and prosper in every way with The Courage to Be Rich. Now, Suze has revised and updated this million-copy bestseller to further inspire readers to find the courage to start over in these changing times and realize their true potential for material and spiritual wealth—even in today's challenging economic climate.

Now available in trade paperback for the first time, this edition goes beyond Suze's earlier work in outlining a life-changing process for manifesting abundance and brings her revolutionary ideas of combining the spiritual and the financial up to date. With honesty, empathy, and a dazzling knowledge of how the world of money works, the country's most trusted financial expert motivates readers to summon the courage to cope with tragedy—whether it's personal or global—along with its economic aftermath. Rich in spirit, The Courage to Be Rich also reveals how a sagging economy may influence the money readers have—and have yet to make—and what they need to do to safeguard their financial future without sacrificing their generosity.

With new information that pertains to recent changes in tax laws and how they affect IRAs, The Courage to Be Rich addresses the financial issues and milestones we face throughout our lives&151marriage, divorce, and death; buying a home; and spending (and overspending) on life's necessities and luxuries. Suze shows readers how to take control of their financial tomorrows today with her trademark expertise and compassion, and convinces us that we can alter our financial destinies only when our intentions are in harmony our actions. That process begins with overcoming and forgiving feelings of fear—an emotion that acts as an internal obstacle to wealth. Suze explains how to make room for more money by eliminating all the clutter—thoughts, words, actions, and material objects—blocking its path. This newfound clarity will empower readers to start afresh to create the true wealth they want and deserve.

In The Courage to Be Rich, Suze urges readers to live beyond the bottom line by passing money through their hearts and hands out into the world, to make it a better place. She demonstrates how every action taken is an offering to the world that repays in kind, and how charity has the power to enhance every life. Best of all, she explains how to determine when one is giving too much and when one is giving too little.

Combining practical strategies, personal exercises, compelling case studies, and her trademark provocative insights, Suze guides readers through the financial rites of passage, detailing how to:

  • Find the courage to endure financial setbacks and overcome feelings of shame, fear, or anger about money
  • Keep money safe in a weak economy
  • Speak the language of wealth rather than the language of poverty
  • Break debilitating patterns that keep you from having more and being more
  • Protect your life against the financial "what-ifs"
  • Start over from nothing
  • Use your home to secure your retirement years
  • Prepare safely and wisely for the future
  • Bring together the laws of wealth with the laws of life

For Suze, The Courage to Be Rich means valuing people over money and money over things. It means having all that you love and loving all that you have. It means turning toward your money and turning some of your money toward others. Ultimately, it means taking the courageous steps necessary to attain your material and spiritual wealth.

Practical, spiritual, and above all, soundly financial, The Courage to Be Rich is a book for today's challenging times.

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This is a simple yet effective list of advise about money - however I got it after I had sorted out most of my financial problems - I am not sure how it would have been if I was in trouble - yet it's sound advice - though of course I don't follow all of it

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User Review  - Crystal - Goodreads

loved this book. It was able to get me out of my fear and on the right path to fixing my finances for the now and the future. a must read!!! Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Courage to Look Within
11
The Courage to Have More and to Be More
29
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About the author (2001)

Suze Orman is the author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers, The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom; The Courage to Be Rich; The Road to Wealth; and The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life; and the national bestsellers, You've Earned It, Don't Lose It and Suze Orman's Financial Guidebook. The host of her own national award-winning CNBC-TV show, which airs every Saturday night, she is a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine and is the featured writer on Yahoo! Personal Finance with her bi-weekly Money Matters series. She has written, co-produced, and hosted four PBS specials based on her bestselling books, which are among the network's most successful fundraisers ever. The most recent, inspired by The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life, earned her an Emmy award.

A Certified Financial Planner Professional®, Suze Orman directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987-1997, served as Vice President — Investments for Prudential Bache Securities from 1983-87, and from 1980-83, was an Account Executive at Merrill Lynch. In 2003 she was inducted into the Books for Better Life Awards' Hall of Fame in recognition of her ongoing contributions to self-improvement. A highly sought-after public speaker worldwide, she was profiled in Worth magazine's 100th issue as among those "who have revolutionized the way America thinks about money."

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