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Let’s Get Real About Money!: Profit from the Habits of the Best Personal Finance Managers by Eric Tyson

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Chapter 1. Getting Real, Not Real Obsessed, About Your Money

 

“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.”

 
 --Margaret Bonnano
 

“Some folks seem to get the idea that they’re worth a lot of money just because they have it.”

 
 --Seth Parker
 

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you’re still a rat.”

 
 --Lily Tomlin

The implicit message from most money books is that more is better. Quite simply, it’s not. I know this from direct experience with many clients and readers over the years, and this is supported by a wealth of cross-cultural research. It’s all about balance and making the most of what money does pass through our hands. Harmony comes from striking balances and avoiding extreme behaviors.

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