Your New Money Mindset: Create a Healthy Relationship with Money (Tyndale, October 2015)
Have you ever thought: If I just had a little more money I would be happy? Research has shown this belief to be false. Through personal experience, Biblical passages and timely research, coauthors Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, and Dr. Jim Moline, consulting psychologist, reveal that financial happiness and security have little to do with how much money you have, and a lot to do with the role money plays in your life.
Your New Money Mindset isn’t just another book about managing finances. It’s a book about reshaping your relationship with money by examining your attitudes and beliefs around money.
Your New Money Mindset:
-Provides an online New Money Mindset Assessment™, which will help you pinpoint what attitudes about money you could work on in order to develop an openhearted attitude to life.
Regardless of your financial situation, we invite you to journey with us to discover how to transform your relationship with money by remaking your heart.
I think Your New Money Mindset would be a great book to read before you start a financial planning class (something like Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace, etc.). It focuses on transforming your attitude and relationship toward money. It does not provide tools for budgeting or planning what to do with your money. So, if you’re looking for something to give you clear, step-by-step tips on how to manage your money… this isn’t the book you are seeking. However, if you find yourself constantly frustrated with and bound by money, no matter how many step-by-step classes on the subject you’ve taken, this book may give you some idea of where the trouble lies.
Chapter topics include our longings for security, freedom, independence, contentment, and success. It also provides a link to a new money mindset assessment that you can take to give you insight into how you perceive your relationship with money.
Bottom Line: I don’t know that I would recommend this book just by itself, as I think it would ultimately frustrate someone that genuinely wants to get out of debt or manage their finances. However, I do think it’s an important resource to use alongside other financial planning tools – to help you assess your attitude toward money and see why you feel financially insecure and/or unable to give as generously as you wish. With the discussion questions in the back and the way the topic in general lends itself to conversation, this would be a great small group resource as well!
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)
My Rating: 3.5 stars / Liked it!
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About the Author:
Brad Hewitt is president and CEO of Thrivent Financial, a not-for-profit Fortune 500 organization dedicated to helping Christians be wise with money and live generously. He speaks regularly on how a redefined relationship with money can help us find and live out our call in life. He and his wife live in Minnesota.
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