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Finance for the People
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Finance for the People
Getting a Grip on Your Finances
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An illustrated, practical guide to navigating your financial life, no matter your financial situation
We are all weird about money. Whether you have a lot or a little, your feelings and beliefs about money have been shaped by a combination of silence (or even shame) around talking about money, personal experiences, family and societal expectations, and a whole big complex system rigged against many of us from the start. Begin with that baseline premise and it’s no surprise so many of us find it so difficult to save enough money (but way too easy to get trapped in ballooning credit card debt), emotionally draining to deal with student loans, and nearly impossible to understand the esoteric world of investing.
 
Unlike most personal finance books that focus on skills and behaviors, FINANCE FOR THE PEOPLE asks you to examine your beliefs and experiences around money—blending extremely practical exercises with mindfulness, and including more than 50 illustrations and diagrams to make the concepts accessible (and even fun). With deep insider expertise from years spent in many different corners of the financial industry, Paco de Leon is a friendly, approachable, and wise guide who invites readers to change their relationship with money. With her holistic approach you’ll learn how to:
   root out your unconscious beliefs about money
   untangle the mental and emotional burden of student loans to pay them off
   use a gratitude practice to help you think differently about spending
   break out of the debt cycle and begin building wealth
 
This book is for anyone who feels unseen, ignored, or bored to death by the way personal finances are approached and taught, and is ready to go on a journey of self-discovery and step into their financial power.
* This audiobook includes a downlodable PDF with formulas, charts and other useful resources from the book.
An illustrated, practical guide to navigating your financial life, no matter your financial situation
We are all weird about money. Whether you have a lot or a little, your feelings and beliefs about money have been shaped by a combination of silence (or even shame) around talking about money, personal experiences, family and societal expectations, and a whole big complex system rigged against many of us from the start. Begin with that baseline premise and it’s no surprise so many of us find it so difficult to save enough money (but way too easy to get trapped in ballooning credit card debt), emotionally draining to deal with student loans, and nearly impossible to understand the esoteric world of investing.
 
Unlike most personal finance books that focus on skills and behaviors, FINANCE FOR THE PEOPLE asks you to examine your beliefs and experiences around money—blending extremely practical exercises with mindfulness, and including more than 50 illustrations and diagrams to make the concepts accessible (and even fun). With deep insider expertise from years spent in many different corners of the financial industry, Paco de Leon is a friendly, approachable, and wise guide who invites readers to change their relationship with money. With her holistic approach you’ll learn how to:
   root out your unconscious beliefs about money
   untangle the mental and emotional burden of student loans to pay them off
   use a gratitude practice to help you think differently about spending
   break out of the debt cycle and begin building wealth
 
This book is for anyone who feels unseen, ignored, or bored to death by the way personal finances are approached and taught, and is ready to go on a journey of self-discovery and step into their financial power.
* This audiobook includes a downlodable PDF with formulas, charts and other useful resources from the book.
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  • Paco de Leon is an author, illustrator, musician and the founder of The Hell Yeah Group, a financial firm dedicated to inspiring creatives to engage with their personal and business finances. Her career experiences in banking, business consulting, financial planning, and wealth management have informed her financial philosophies. She is a TED speaker and her work has been published or featured in The New York Times, NPR, Bloomberg, Vice, and others. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife.
     
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    December 13, 2021
    De Leon, founder of the financial firm the Hell Yeah Group, debuts with a zippy guide to “see your relationship with money in a new light.” De Leon begins with a breakdown of “why we’re weird” about money (classism plus confusion plus “limiting beliefs”), then gets into the basics of personal finance, offering an introduction to saving (aim for 10% of take-home pay), investing (if it’s an intimidating concept, “not feeling like you belong has its perks”), and credit scores (“Yes, kids, just like with social media, we are the product. Surprise!”). She digs into debt and how to get out of it (“spend a long weekend with your student loans,” she suggests), and is at her strongest when explaining how emotionally charged money can be, attributing anxieties around it to “gaps in information” and “inequality,” and assuring readers how empowering it is to have a handle on one’s financial situation. Often-funny drawings help to illustrate the points, and De Leon’s breezy tone marries well with her practical advice. Readers beginning to tackle their personal finances will find a welcome guide in de Leon. Agent: Jenny Stephens, Sterling Lord Literistic.

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