Real Life Money: An Honest Guide to Taking Control of Your Finances

Title: Real Life Money: An Honest Guide to Taking Control of Your Finances 

Author: Clare Seal

Paperback: 288 pages

Publisher: Headline

Publishing date: August 24, 2021

Who is this book for? 

  • Readers trying to get rid of debt 
  • Anyone interested in an honest, insightful memoir of a young woman’s journey to financial wellness 
  • Late teenagers looking for advice on avoiding the debt trap as they transition into adulthood

What’s inside this book?

  • Seal’s personal journey from the queen of debt to money master 
  • A straightforward introduction to budgeting, debt repayment, and the psychology of finance 
  • Tips and strategies for managing money while under challenging circumstances

4 lessons you’ll learn from this book: 

  1. How to negotiate repayment terms. 
  2. How to set realistic budgets. 
  3. How to create an actionable plan for paying down debt. 
  4. How to stop defining yourself by your financial situation.

4 questions this book will answer for you: 

  1. Is money anxiety an inevitable part of life?
  2. How do I have the “money talk” with my partner without jeopardizing our relationship?
  3. How does a person’s mental health affect their finances and how do I overcome the guilt/shame I feel about my debt?
  4. How do social media and influencer culture impact our spending choices?

What people are saying about this book: 

  • “Her voice [is] refreshing in a world where finance and investment still feels so male-dominated.” ―Grazia
  • “This book is going to be a gift to the lives of many. It’s packed with encouragement, support and wisdom that will dismantle shame, and equip people in finding balance both financially and in the way they emotionally approach money.” ―Anna Mathur
  • “Want to finally get a grip on your cash? This is the book for you.” ―Cosmopolitan
  • “Whether you have debt, are a bit too trigger happy with contactless payments, or just can’t bear checking your bank account in the middle of the month, Seal’s non-judgmental book is unmissable… this is an essential and kind book that everyone could benefit from reading.” ―Stylist

Your Turn: What did you think of Real Life Money? Share your opinion in the comments. 

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