100 Ways to Save and Grow Your Money
Get Your Mind Ready for Financial Fitness
Just as Peter Sorrells hints in the title, the proper way we should approach personal money management is exactly like our constant attempts at fitness: it just doesn’t magically happen over night. It involves a change in regiment, a reprogramming o
Just as Peter Sorrells hints in the title, the proper way we should approach personal money management is exactly like our constant attempts at fitness: it just doesn’t magically happen over night. It involves a change in regiment, a reprogramming of our current mindset. Fortunately, there are several approaches of utilizing 100 Ways to Save and Grow Your Money: Financial Fitness for Regular People. As the author recommends in his introduction, reading the book in linear order allows the reader a more thorough understanding of the causal connections toward financial prosperity. But for the busy reader who seems to always be in a time crunch, you can always skip ahead to whichever chapter most relevant to you like “Tax Minimization,” or “The Art of Self-Discipline.”
Perhaps a subliminal consequence of the particular methodology the book is structured; you can even read it like a daily calendar and adopt a steady progress to financial prosperity. The author manages to combine a distinct style of fusing three different components to each blocks of information: application through practical psychology, concrete statistics and charts, and reinforcement through scripture verses. A few of the scripture verses can come across as a little bit preachy as there is a not-so-subtle undertone of judgment in the ones the author chose to select. But it seems the author intentionally adds this component in order to give readers the potential understanding of how to accurately identify the intent of their desire for financial increase, and how to maintain a continuous commitment to financial progress by successfully recalibrating their perception of the currency’s malleable nature and its inevitable ties to our own spiritual development.
If you don’t let the scripture verses get under your skin, Sorrell provides a great workbook for those “regular people” who are striving for “financial fitness.” There are even sections in the book that gives the reader access to areas in which he can write notes learned through the chapter’s lesson. The rest of Sorrell’s text provide a steady framework broad enough but specific enough for any Joe Blow to apply into his own life. Overall, the book is ideal for those who enjoy reading and applying Joel Osteen’s line of self-help books or those who are serious about obtaining financial fitness through a casual collection of peppy, but realistic set of mantras to adopt into your very own life.