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Book Review: '7 Money Rules for Life: How to Take Control of Your Financial Future'

Book Review Title: "7 Money Rules for Life: How to Take Control of Your Financial Future" Author: Mary Hunt Publisher: Revell, 2012; 208 pages; $17.99 I used to dread almost everything about money except making it, spending it and giving it (charitably). Tracking it, budgeting it, planning around it: That all felt like minutiae I had zero time, energy or interest in, and I told myself the myth that if I simply made enough, the rest would take care of itself. Suffice it to say, that's just not how it works. Even Oprah still signs the big checks. Eventually, after some money dramas and an intense course in self-education, including a course in Conscious Bookkeeping, I came to see things in almost exactly the opposite light. I find the ability to live without money crises and the experience of planning, projecting and even monitoring my money matters to be completely soothing: It's like the ultimate self-care. The feeling of having control and mastery of your m...