Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Your New Money Mindset Book Review

I saw the title of the book and didn't need to read anything else because I was sure that this was going to be the book for me.  I read the first three chapters and I really wasn't feeling it but I always hope that the book is going to get better so I read on.  It asked you to go online and take a test to see what your money mindset was here.  I did the test and printed the results and went on to start chapter 4.

Your New Money Mindset is a new way of thinking about the role money plays in our lives. Many of us live with ongoing, and often unexamined, tension related to money. Few of us have really escaped the credit-card trap or freed ourselves from worries about having enough for the future. Co-authors Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, and James Moline, licensed psychologist, believe we haven’t spent enough time examining our fundamental attitudes toward money and aligning those attitudes to our core values. Before you can remake your money habits, you need to start with your heart. In Your New Money Mindset, Brad and Jim guide you through the Money Mindset Assessment, which will help pinpoint what attitudes about money you could work on in order to develop an openhearted attitude to life. The goal is to cultivate a surplus mindset that allows you to enjoy what you already have and be generous toward others. Discover today how to free yourself from the money trap and create a healthy relationship with money.

I am always looking for a good book about being frugal and setting my priorities to inspire me to keep going on my quest to save money.  I am not one of the people they reference who would ever spend $5 on Starbucks but if you were one of those people, this book would quickly offend you.  What interested me is that this was written by someone who gave out financial advice and a psychologist.  Sadly, I don't think that this book had a good description online because it was much more of a Christian inspirational book then one about money and financial planning.  If you want to learn about how to manage money and get a new mindset to move forward, I don't think that this is necessarily the book for you.  If you want to find out how Christians are going on mission trips, founding new churches and praying that they will have enough money to make ends meet, then it would be the right book for you. 

Unwilling to give up on any book even if it isn't the right fit for me, I pressed on to see if there was one little lesson that could be learned.  I just couldn't find a lot that worked for me so I was a little sad to have wasted my time looking for the answer in a book that obviously wasn't a fit for you.  If you still aren't sure, take the online quiz at the link above and see what you learn about yourself.  The best thing that I can say is that it is an easy read and the pages go by quickly.  I hope that you find that this is something that might be of interest to you.  Check it out and let me know!!

**I got a copy of the book for my review.  All opinion here are honest and my own.


  1. Hi Alison, your review made me laugh :)
    But the real reason for my comment is that I just saw that Southern Savers posted that there is a running of SuperDoubles starting on 1/31! Get your coupons ready so we can bask in the glory of your savings :)

    1. Ahhh!! Let's hope that is true but it usually only happens in NC and not up here and then I am sad. The good news is that I took your urging to clear out my coupon basket and cut the HUGE pile of coupon inserts that I have been putting off today. I have a few more to put in envelopes but getting close to being a little more organized to head to the store!! Thanks for the heads up :)


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