A fantastic read.
In an era of get rich quick schemes promising you millions selling t-shirts on Amazon, it is fantastic to read a book with clever thinking that challenges you and focuses on what’s really important – that your habits, behaviours and attitude to money ultimately impacts your financial wellbeing.
George L, Melbourne
Companion to Spenditude
For every copy of Spenditude sold, the authors will donate 50 cents to Good Return.
Breaking the poverty cycle starts with awareness of your attitude to money.
Good Return helps people build pathways out of poverty through access to responsible finance, financial education and business skills, primarily for women in South-East Asia.
For more information visit goodreturn.org.au
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WHATS IN THE BOOK?
Money means very different things to all of us. Check out these stories to understand more about Spenditude.
Tom grew up in a family where money was in short supply. His mum worked in a factory environment and his dad was not around. Government housing. No pocket money. Fill that money box to feel its weight.
Tom's humble upbringing continues to influence his attitude to money. He is concious of having a safety net to fall back on and thinks people who don't like coffee are lucky!
His value lens is constantly in play - can I get a discount, is it tax deductible, can it wait? His value lens controls every purchase.
Read more about Tom in Chapter 1, What's my spenditude?
Matthew feels that life is too short to worry about money, so he doesn't. He earns, he spends. When there is none, he earns more or borrows. Spending brings satisfaction.
Matthew loves technology: he has an uncontrollable urge to buy the latest. The thought of opening that exquisite packaging and plugging it in so it takes its first breath... "wow, did you see the quality of that photo?"
Read more about Matthew in Chapter 4, The voice inside my head.
Amy's husband loved jogging. Unfortunately, he didn't make it home from his last run. Three young kids and a big mortgage. What's next for Amy?
Read more about Amy in Chapter 8, What could possibly go wrong?