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Review and Giveaway: Psych Yourself Rich

by Kay Lynn

After last week’s break away from personal finance books it was time to get back on that horse and I couldn’t have picked a better book.  Farnoosh Torabi’s latest book Psych Yourself Rich fit the bill.

Overview

The book is directed towards young adults but even this old dog learned something.  First of all, the author is impressive!  She starred in the reality show “Bank of Mom and Dad” and was a senior correspondent and host on “Wall Street Confidential”.

This is in addition to authoring a previous book, many magazine articles and numerous appearances on news shows as a financial expert.

The content is organized into three parts with 10 chapters total in addition to the introduction.  It is a fast interesting read even at 204 pages.

There are lots of resources, facts and quotes that moves it along.  You know it’s interesting when an author quotes Chris Rock and Socrates!

Part 1: Draft Your Financial Blueprint

The first thing to understand is what being rich means to you.  Is it the $250,000 income mark that the government set?  Or is it a lifestyle?   Once you know this, then make sure you have the 10 financial bases covered.  (I am impressed the author included charitable giving.)

Set goals that are specific and actionable and make sure they’re diversified.  Remember to focus on all aspects of life.

Part 2: Psych it Up

It’s important to be organized.  How could you be rich if you don’t even know how much you owe?    Another key point in this part is to be your own advocate.  I could have used this advice 20 years ago.  No one is going to look out for you and your money like you!

The most important point is to create a 5 year plan.  This doesn’t mean you can’t change the plan based on changing circumstances.  Use physical tools such as a vision board to keep these goals in mind.

Part 3 : Raise the Bar

Having your ducks in a row allows one to go outside the comfort zone with risk.  This might be investing in something new (although I disagree with the author regarding gold) or starting your own business.  There are several examples of people turning their passion into part-time or full time opportunities.

Giveaway

I’m happy to be able to give a copy of “Psych Yourself Rich” to a reader.

There are four ways to enter the giveaway. For each entry, leave a separate comment.

1. COMMENT: Leave any comment. (MANDATORY)

2. SUBSCRIBE: Subscribe to Buck$ome Boomer and leave a comment saying if it is via RSS or email.

3. TWITTER: Tweet the giveaway and leave a comment letting me know.

4. BLOG: Include the giveaway in a post on your blog linking to this article and leave a comment.

This giveaway is open to those 18 or older and U.S. residents only.  Entries close on November 23rd at noon Pacific Time and the winner will be selected via And the Winner Is… plugin.  If there is not a response within 48 hours to request for mailing address another winner will be selected. Remember to leave an email address that you’ll be checking.

Good luck!

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Legally Married November 16, 2010 at 6:21 am

Looks like a good book! I work in finance, so I am always looking for fun ways to make it more accessible!

shelby brigham November 17, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Sounds like a wonderful book and Id love the chance to read it

Ellen November 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I’l love to win – it’s on my “to read” list.

Ellen November 18, 2010 at 3:09 pm

2nd entry – I subscribed!

Tyler Reavis November 18, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I would love to win this. My husband and I are planning to buy a house in a year or two, and we’re eating up any financial tips we get ahold of. :)

Tyler Reavis November 18, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Email subscriber.

Tyler Reavis November 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm
Legally Married November 19, 2010 at 8:04 am

Just tweeted your giveaway from twitter.com/lgllymarried !

Legally Married November 19, 2010 at 8:05 am

And….I just subscribed to you via RSS (google reader). Hope I win!!

Lisa @ Cents To Save November 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

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Lisa @ Cents To Save November 21, 2010 at 7:10 am

Subscribed through Google reader~

Lisa @ Cents To Save November 21, 2010 at 7:11 am

Love Contests!

Janelle November 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

This looks like an interesting read! Would love to win it.

Janelle November 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I’m an email subscriber!

Emillie November 22, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Would love to win! Looks like a great concept!
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Emillie November 22, 2010 at 1:17 pm

I subscribe – google rss
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pamela james November 23, 2010 at 8:37 am

I need to psych myself rich!
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pamela james November 23, 2010 at 8:38 am

I’m an email subscriber.
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Katy November 23, 2010 at 11:00 am

Looks like an awesome inspiring book! Thank you for the giveaway :)

Sarah L November 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I hope I win

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