What if instead of feeling guilty and anxious about money, you felt happy and secure? Shannon Lee Simmons shows you how to create a financial plan that will let you spend knowing you’ll be ready for the future
Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. It doesn’t matter if you make $40,000 or $140,000 a year, it can feel like you’re constantly broke. Can you afford that new car, that vacation, that night out? You think so, but it feels impossible to know. And rigid budgets that force you to spend your money in unrealistic ways (like $9.50 per week for pants) don’t make things any clearer.
But what if there was a new way to manage your money? One that left you certain you had your bases covered—both for your monthly bills and your future retirement—and then let you enjoy your money by spending it. (Yes, we just said that.)
Enter Shannon Lee Simmons, a totally new voice in the world of personal finance, one who understands the new and very real pressures to survive modern life and keep up in the age of social media. Shannon doesn’t lecture, judge or patronize. The founder of the wildly popular New School of Finance, Shannon recognized that most of her thousands of clients felt broke, no matter what their income. And feeling broke can be as bad as actually being broke, because it leads to overspending and misery.
Worry-Free Money takes a fresh approach to finances, looking at the root cause of the pressure to spend and showing why traditional budgets don’t work. It is a deeply practical book that will help you break the cycle of guilt, understand why you overspend and find hope—and fun—in getting your money under control.
About the Author:
Shannon Lee Simmons is a certified financial planner, chartered investment manager, life coach, speaker and the founder of the award-winning New School of Finance. She was named one of Flare’s "Canada’s Top 30 Under 30" and won the Notable Award for Best In Finance. She writes a monthly personal finance column for The Globe and Mail, is the personal finance expert on CBC’s On the Money and appears regularly on TVO’s The Agenda and CBC’s Metro Morning. She lives in Toronto with her husband and new baby.