Saturday, March 24, 2012

Review: The Psychology of Wealth by Charles Richards, Ph.D.

Why do some people feel a perpetual state of lack and fear about money, while others feel genuinely prosperous, regardless of the size of their bank accounts? Why do some people shudder with dread when it comes to setting financial goals, while others embrace it with enthusiasm and confidence?

What makes the difference? Could it be in their relationship with money itself?

People who enjoy a healthy relationship with money share common habits and traits. So, how do they think, and what do they do differently? Are these behaviors hardwired in an individual’s psyche, or can they be learned?

In this provocative book, psychotherapist Dr. Charles Richards provides unexpected and encouraging answers to these questions. Based on his research and expert interviews, Dr. Richards shows how each of us can develop a thriving relationship with money and create a rich and rewarding life.

At the book’s heart are the stories of people who have faced adversity with courage and created extraordinary lives. Their accounts—along with Dr. Richards’ interviews with finance professors, legislators, entrepreneurs, and mavens of success—pave a path to a brighter future for us all.

Today we live in a trying economic environment. Every day, popular financial advisors exhort us to hunker down, play it safe, and protect ourselves from an uncertain future. To the voices who promote fear and doubt, Dr. Richards answers with balance, wisdom, and optimism.

The Psychology of Wealth is for anyone interested in succeeding personally or professionally, and in achieving true prosperity. It offers golden steps on the path to a better life.

Received for review.

This was okay but clearly meant for a certain audience - mainly those who are either already middle to upper middle class.  The author simply has no concept of what it is like to be truly broke so his whole concept is that you can just change the way you think and you'll change your income.  Essentially, this is the psychology version of The Secret.  So, if you're broke and want to know why you're broke (according to the author) give this a go.  Or if you're rich and you want to glory in your superiority to the rest of humanity a la Donald Trump you'll also find this worthwhile.  Otherwise, give this a pass.

☆☆= Just Okay


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