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Money, a Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want [Paperback]

Kate Northrup
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9 Oct 2009

Having a good relationship is just like any other relationship: it has its ups and downs, its breakups and makeups. And just like other relationships, living happily with money really comes down to love.

Using client stories and her own saga of moving from heavy debt to complete financial freedom by the age of 28, Kate Northrup acts as a guide in your quest for personal financial freedom through love. You'll learn how to chart your current financial life and create a plan to get you to where you want to be - whether that's a penthouse apartment or a cabin in the woods.

Step-by-step exercises that address both the emotional and practical aspects of your financial life help you figure out your personal perceptions of money and wealth and how to change them for the better. You'll learn about thought patterns that may be holding you back from earning what you're worth or saving what you can. She'll teach you how to shift your beliefs about money, create a budget, spend in line with your values, get out of debt and so much more. In short, she'll teach you to love your money, so you can love your life.


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House UK (9 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781800685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781800683
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book guided me to fall madly in love with my relationship to money. Kate Northrup helped me become unapologetic about my desire to earn more, give more, and prosper in every area of my life. (Gabrielle Bernstein bestselling author of May Cause Miracles)

Stop letting money matters be a source of pain in your life. Read Money: A Love Story and allow Kate Northrup to become your new best friend as she guides you, step by step, down the financial freedom trail. Her fresh, creative approach to handling money is sure to leave you feeling empowered and eager to build the wealth you deserve. I loved this book! (Cheryl Richardson bestselling author of The Art of Extreme Self-Care)

Money: A Love Story is a real breakthrough book!... If you're ready to have a new experience with money and change your financial future, this is the book for you! (Nick Ortner author of The Tapping Solution)

This beautiful book provides the perfect mix of theory and practice. You need your own love story with money, and these pages will lead you to romance. (Chris Guillebeau New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup)

This is the first book about finances (and life!) that I can actually relate to. Refreshingly candid, uplifting, and practical, Money: A Love Story addresses what holds us back from healing and thriving both personally and financially. I wish I had this book long ago. I can only imagine how much grief I would have spared myself. But as Kate reminds us, it's all part of the spiritual journey to freedom and abundance. Thank you, brilliant Kate Northrup. I am deeply in love with the road map you've given us all. (Kris Carr New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Kitchen and Crazy Sexy Diet)

You may know that a healthy relationship with money is essential to attracting abundance and generating financial freedom. What you may not know is that a healthy relationship with your finances is also medicine for a healthy body. With her signature flourish, Kate Northrup teaches us to quit waiting for Prince Charming, take responsibility for our financial well-being, create success on our own terms, lean into feeling-based financial planning, and take actions toward generating revenue without trading hours for dollars. Money: A Love Story is just what the doctor ordered for your body, your soul, your business, and your pocketbook. (Lissa Rankin, MD New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself)

This documents clients' stories and her own experiences of getting out of debt to guide you in your quest for financial freedom. (The Daily Express)

I finished it feeling really empowered. (Soul & Spirit)

About the Author

Kate Northrup is a creative entrepreneur, financial coach and writer. Her philosophy is that if you free yourself financially you can be fully present to your purpose on the planet. She created this financial freedom for herself by the age of 28 through building a team of more than 1,000 wellness entrepreneurs in the network marketing industry. Through ongoing seminars and her 30,000-mile Freedom Tour, she has mentored thousands of people in their quest to create financial freedom. katenorthrup.com or moneyalovestory.com.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too long, not very practical. 20 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback
I've been following her mum (Dr. Christian Northrup, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom) for many years, so I started following and reading blogs and articles by her daughter Kate Northrup. Then I read this book. I am not going to repeat everything other reviewers of UK between 1 and 3 stars said, because I fully agree with them. Go read the low star reviews and see what I mean.

What I do have to add is how, after at least 10 years buying from amazon, it's SO EASY to spot fake reviews... like those with 5 stars! written by friends probably, offering support to the author, which is ok, but I prefer the opinions of general readers. Maybe the book can honestly help some women, but only if you don't have REAL money problems. If you are interested in more serious advice go read Barbara Stanny and/or what other reviewers suggested.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK book 26 Nov 2013
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I expected a new twist on tips in this book. Instead, I got someone else's success story, which I found rather boring.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave up after first couple of chapter 18 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The author goes on for ions about her own 'money story'. She has no idea about financial hardship. Luckily she's from a privileged home, her mother paid for her apartment and her only woe was that she did not have savings while in college and had some credit cards that she wasn't paying off.

I am interested in how our perception of the subject of money effects who we deal, or don't deal, with our money.
I found this book highly disappointing and although I applaud all writers for making an effort I feel this is one area this author should not be writing about.

I am lucky to be in a better place then some years ago but I know wats it's like to suffer mentally and physically from the stress of money worries. In fact if you are in financial difficulties this us the last book you should read. It will make you feel even more isolated. She would have been better off writing about how Network Marketing using her generous family and friends made her wealthy.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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The book was a real disappointment. I was intrigued by what I understood to be the topic - the idea that our relationship with money can have emotional and psychological aspects, and that therefore overcoming unhelpful thought patterns around money is part of getting on top of our personal finances. Unfortunately the book is short on practical advice and long on new-age psycho-babble to the point of being almost unreadable.

Trying to be fair here, there are a few good ideas, such as how to not feel deprived while cutting back on spending. The author also makes some interesting points about how your emotional relationship with money almost certainly stems from your upbringing, and how these early experiences can manifest themselves in surprising ways. But where was the practical advice? I am not sure which planet the author is living on when she suggests that the person you turn to for financial advice must have "unconditional love" for you.

The "meat" of the practical and financial advice comes from other writers (as the author clearly acknowledges) chiefly "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by RT Kiyosaki, and also "Getting things Done" by David Allen. Much is made of the author's own journey to financial freedom but to me her experience didn't seem particularly inspiring. So she got herself in and out of $20,000 of credit card debt - snap! Me too! (How many readers must have been thinking the same?!). The author has a privileged background, an expensive education, and what seems to be a fairly uncomplicated life. For a book aimed mostly at women, what was missing was advice on how to disentangle yourself from a shared-finances relationship, how to avoid losing your financial freedom if you give up work to care for the kids, pre-nups, divorce....etc, all absent.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as expected! 11 Sep 2013
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I bought this book, having read an article whereby a British female journalist met with and tried to implement the advice given by the author, Kate Northrup. I should have really just stuck to the tips provided in the article, rather than buy the book, which has turned out to be a waste of my money!
First of all, the author is an American so her advice is very 'lovey-dovey' and saddled with spirituality. This is all very well for a US audience who responds to encouragement from someone who considers herself to have been 'through financial hardship' but further reading of this book proves otherwise.
Which leads me onto my second point. The author cannot claim to have gone through financial hardship, when all she has done has spent $20k of her money on luxurious living, when she is able to live with her parents who both work and own their own home, which she is then able to live in rent free for a time while she sorts herself out.
My third point demonstrates how unrealistic this woman's financial advice is. At one point during the book, she tell us to invest in a beautiful, luxurious looking handbag in order to focus our minds on financial freedom. ?!? is all I can say to that.

This may not be the author's fault, however. Her book is clearly aimed at the US audience, not the British who are having to pull their purse strings every day in order to survive our current government's ridiculously unfair policies, aimed at disabling the working classes even further. But I digress. My review is not meant to be political. I do think it is pointless advertising this book in the UK as a guide to financial freedom.

Buy Merryn Somerset Webb's 'Love is not enough' instead and refer to the 'Money Saving Expert' website whenever you like for more realistic financial advice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK
Excellent book...... really great exercises...... well worth the money !!! Would recommend to anyone trying to sort out their finances.
Published 23 days ago by Miss P J Nightingale
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Published 1 month ago by Mrs Lucy Quinn
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing and life changing
The most inspiring and practical view of money from a woman and self worth point of view. Changed my life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Helps you uncover what's beneath your money woes.
It's not just full of practical advice but also tackles the emotional problems that underlie an unhealthy attitude towards money and spending.
Published 6 months ago by Janet Mahon
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
After years of struggling with emotional spending, this book finally gave me a new perspective on my attitude to money and helped me feel free and in control rather than burdened... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Katherine A. Garner
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a reality check at all...
I overcome my natural cynacism about the Hayhouse marketing/pr machine that overshadows the intentions of their self help authors they promote and ordered this book as it was... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Missy
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Having read many books on the topic of financial freedom and healing one's relationship with money, I can say with confidence that this book is a truly unique addition to a very... Read more
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