Praise for The True Cost of Happiness
"Financial ignorance is NOT bliss, it is a disaster. This book is the ultimate wake–up call to passionately invest in what you love, which is having blissful control over your own destiny!"
Janet Hanson, founder, 85 Broads, and Chairman, Milestone Capital Mgmt.
"Money is where the ′soft′ sciences of psychology and soul meet the hard rubber of reality like paying the bills and planning for the future. Stacey Tisdale and Paula Boyer Kennedy help you better understand your relationship with money and design your money life to serve your deeper dreams, purposes, and goals."
Vicki Robin, coauthor of Your Money or Your Life and cofounder, Conversation Cafés
"I worked with Stacey Tisdale for years, and had the pleasure of seeing firsthand the skills, commitment, and enthusiasm she embodies that have helped millions of people use their finances to improve their lives. You can literally take the information she and Paula Boyer Kennedy share in this one–of–a–kind book to the bank!"
Russ Mitchell, CBS News Correspondent/Anchor
"Your attitudes toward money and your life experiences are more closely tied together than you realize. This book tells you how to unravel the knot and benefit from the insights."
Lyle E. Gramley, Senior Economic Adviser, Stanford Washington Research Group, and former governor of the Federal Reserve Board
Part I: A Look Inside
Chapter 1 Working Together 3
Chapter 2 A Little Awareness Goes a Long Way 9
Chapter 3 The Big Picture: What You’re Planning for 13
Chapter 4 The Price of Pleasing Mom and Pop: Are Your Early Lessons Working for You or Against You? 19
Chapter 5 Social Messages 31
Chapter 6 The Songs We Play in Our Heads 53
Chapter 7 Life Planning for Two 69
Chapter 8 Teach Your Children Well 81
Chapter 9 The Truth about Change 95
Part II: The Numbers
Chapter 10 Your Bottom Line 125
Chapter 11 Saving Money 139
Chapter 12 Debt: Wipe the Slate Clean 149
Chapter 13 Living Longer and Stronger: The New Retirement 165
Chapter 14 Covering Your Assets: How to Choose the Right Insurance 181
Chapter 15 Investing for Your Future 199
Chapter 16 The Real Cost of College 211
Chapter 17 Giving Back 225
Chapter 18 Estate Planning 237
Chapter 19 A Final Thought on Your Finances 245
Part III: Staying on Course
Chapter 20 Staying on Course 249
Chapter 21 Change Happens 259
Chapter 22 Getting the Help You Need 265
A Final Thought 273