Your money is not an independent thing like your sofa. It permeates every aspect of your life and openly demonstrates your holistic personal finance values.
For example, if you worry about climate change, you will probably be making purchasing decisions that favour sustainability such as renewable energy, minimal packaging, and public transport. Or if you have young children, you might be more concerned about balanced diets, stimulating their brains, and keeping them healthy.
And just as your values change throughout your life, so do your financial needs. You might need life insurance as a parent, but not as a young single looking for love, or when your kids have left home and you are preparing for retirement.
If you want to:
- live a good life within your income, or
- make conscious spending decisions in keeping with your values, or
- cut your living costs without cutting back your lifestyle,
Then this will be the book for you.
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This lovely photo shows the Blue Drawing Room at “Oberwyl” St Kilda, c. 1961 – 75. The picture was taken by photographer John T Collins (1907-2001) and is available with the permission of the State Library of Victoria (the copyright holder).
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