review and giveaway - the financial crossroads the intersection of money and life

I received 2 copies of "The Financial Crossroads The Intersection Of Money And Life" by Jim Stovall & Timothy J. Maurer, CFP.
Jim Stovall is the international best-selling author of "The Ultimate Gift". Timothy J. Maurer is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) practitioner and a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA).

About the book...

"What is the common denominator of virtually everything you do in life? life? MONEY! It brings out the best—and the worst—in us. But what what is it actually worth? Nothing more than what you, or someone else, is willing to believe. It is the tool used by great philanthropists to to ease the suffering of millions, but it is also the number one cause of of divorce and relational strife, and the driving force behind the drug trade and many forms of terrorism.

What does money mean to you? Do you control it, or does it control you?

There are an endless number of books that tell you what to do with your money. There are even more books that books that tell you how to, and how not to, live. Why is it that these two things that are so inseparable—money money and life—are only addressed separately? This book addresses the intersection of the two.

This is not another financial how-to book, nor is it a collection of philosophical rambling that is hard to apply to apply to daily life. It is the Timeless Truths of personal finance. Many of these have been forgotten, destining destining so many into financial hardship, but they are the essential foundations for your successful financial future. We also offer Timely Applications, giving you the opportunity to apply these Timeless Truths to your your daily life.

Your financial plan is part of your life, so we never lose sight of that as we address each of the primary elements of traditional financial planning. But instead of dry discussions on goal setting, budgeting, insuring, insuring, investing, retirement, education planning, tax planning, retirement planning, and estate planning, we’ll we’ll address topics including:

• How to write your own Personal Money Story
• How to spend $1 million at Starbucks
• What dogs can teach us about investing and taxes
• Why you should ditch your retirement plan

The Great Recession has left all of us at a Financial Crossroads. Which path will you take?"
The book takes you through developing your "Personal Principles & Goals" and a number of other helpful tools to assist you with analyzing your cash flow, creating a budget, examining your debt/debt elimination; and insurance, retirement and legacy planning. All the tools are in the book, and templates are available online for download for you to complete.
"What you believe about money will determine what you will do for and with it. This is the driving ideology throughout The Financial Crossroads: The Intersection of MONEY and LIFE. Unlike most personal financial books, this book not only educates, but strives to enlighten, empower and enrich the reader. Enlighten the reader to the reality of what money is and what it is meant to do. Empower the reader to take control and not let money be the driving force in their lives. Enrich the reader by providing clearer thinking and a better understanding of the importance of relationships."
I will be giving away 2 copies of "The Financial Crossroads The Intersection Of Money And Life" by Jim Stovall & Timothy J. Maurer, CFP and will announce the winners on May 12, 2010. Winners must contact me within 48 hours of the announcement, or I will draw new winner. 
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