7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life

  • by Michelle Singletary
  • Narrated by Michelle Singletary
  • 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The best financial planner Michelle Singletary ever knew was Big Mama, her grandmother. Big Mama raised Michelle and her four brothers and sisters on a salary that never reached more than $13,000 a year. Yet at her death, Big Mama owned her own home, had paid off a car loan, and had a beautiful collection of Sunday-go-to-meeting church hats and a savings account that supplemented her Social Security check and small pension. Most important, she had taught Michelle 7 Money Mantras for a Richer Life. Those mantras serve as the inspiration for this straight-talking book of practical personal financial advice that really works. The 7 Money Mantras are:
1. If it's on your ass, it's not an asset!
2. Is this a need or is it a want?
3. Sweat the small stuff.
4. Cash is better than credit.
5. Keep it simple.
6. Priorities lead to prosperity.
7. Enough is enough.
In a plainspoken, sassy, non-nonsense voice, Michelle provides answers to the financial issues that confront almost every household: how to teach children the value of money; how to address money issues in a relationship or marriage; household saving tips; getting the best loans; and much more.
With humor and down-home financial wisdom, Michelle Singletary offers practical and realistic advice that will help you live well with the money you have.

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What the Critics Say

"Singletary's emphasis on simplicity and common sense make this an excellent primer for the novice financial planner." (Publishers Weekly)

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7 Ways To Stretch Out A Book

If you're completely new to money management, and have never read a Time magazine or USA Today article on the subject, you'll learn something. Otherwise, only buy this audiobook if you want a light-hearted surface-level review of common-sense practices. For example, don't lease cars. Pay off high-interest credit card bills first. Don't be ashamed of clipping coupons. Don't lend money to people who won't pay it back.

It's rather impressive how the author milks nearly 5 hours out of repeating the same things over and over.
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- Gordon

7 movey mantras

THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOOK BECAIUSE IT IS COMMON BUT MOST PEOPLE DONOT USE COMMON SENSE WHEN IT COMES TO MONEY.I GOT A LOT OUT OF IT.
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- Nathaniel B.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2003
  • Publisher: Random House Audio