Thrive!... Affordably, takes the headache and the guesswork out of financial management. It is a monthly “how-to” designed to help the reader meet financial goals one step at a time. The book offers tips, advice, and basic financial management lessons geared towards helping the reader highlight strengths, identify missteps, and take control over finances. If you are looking for a way to permanently free yourself from debt, this book is for you. Jennifer Streaks takes the mystery out of management, making financial freedom attainable for anyone willing to do the work.
You deserve to live your best life. Don’t just survive... Thrive!
Anyone who wants to live a great life and not go broke doing it. There are so many people that are still struggling just with everyday expenses. I wanted to write a book for them. if you more information on your 401K, your retirement or real estate, there are hundreds of resources to help you. But what about the person who just wants to be handle their household expenses, travel affordably, not be broke at the end of the every week? This book is for them. I think that you have to handle the small things and then move on to big things. Set up an emergency fund first, then think about a retirement account. Pay off credit card debt, then think about buying a house, etc. And most importantly, learn how you spend your money and my book helps you do that.
What is it that separates Thrive!...Affordably from others covering the same topic?
Thrive!...Affordably is different from other personal finance books out there because it requires your input. You have to work the exercises, create the lists and do the spending charts to really see where your money is going and how you spend your money. Instead of just a book you read and put down, you can sit down with your bills, banking accounts, credit cards and this book and really work out your financial picture. The book is not just talking at you, it is working with you to help you create that budget, create that spending/saving plan, develop better financial habits.
What 3 words would best describe your takeaway points in Thrive!...Affordably and why?
The three best words for the takeaway in this book would actually be a phrase: How to Spend:
I always say, "If you plan to spend, you won't overspend." This is so important. When you don't have a spending plan, then you just spend money and that is why you are broke at the end of the week, end of the month or a week before payday. The book helps you define a need vs. a want, right now vs. saving for it, and getting rid of throwaway expenses (like a $5.00 cup of coffee everyday).
What is it that you'd like readers to walk away with after reading Thrive!...Affordably?
You deserve to live your best life and you don't have to go broke doing it! From saving money for retirement to beauty, food & health, travel & entertainment, you can achieve an affordable lifestyle and love it! Don't just survive...Thrive!
What is a hidden talent or favorite pastime that you enjoy that may surprise others?
In my free time, I enjoy watching horror movies and classic movies. I also love gourmet cooking, am a hamburger addict (I will actually travel for a rumored great hamburger), and I am becoming a coffee connoisseur!
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