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Transform your relationship with money by following the Zen path to prosperity and financial peace of mind – based on the Japanese bestseller which has sold more than a million copies!

For many of us, the subject of money is unavoidably stressful. Managing our personal finances is complicated, time-consuming and often, particularly in the slow countdown to payday, dispiriting. The good news is that in Japan – where a Zen approach to life is more widely practised – a pathway to a better relationship is being carved by the 'Zen Millionaire', Ken Honda.

Based on the phenomenally popular Japanese bestseller, this beautifully written book will reinvent the way you see your personal finances. You will come to understand that money flows like water and arrives like a guest. You'll rethink your own attitudes and examine the way they were shaped by beliefs about money you were taught as a child. And you'll transform your money from a tyrannical master or an unruly slave to a trusted friend. When we heal the fear and anxiety we have about money, we successfully achieve prosperity and peace.

Take the Zen path to financial security and happiness.

'Ken's book will transform your life around money' – Jack Canfield, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles


An enjoyable read that everyone can gain something from . . . this book blew me away . . . it can help you change your money mindset – to enjoy your life along the way.

David Rae, Forbes

[Ken's] book, though relatively new in the literature market, is already transforming lives.

Digital Journal

Happy Money promises to do for your wallet what Marie Kondo did for your bedroom, from spending consciously to embracing a 'Zen' approach to paying your bills.

Evening Standard

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    June 4, 2019

    Penguin Life

    240 pages

    RRP $29.99

    Online retailers

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    June 4, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

    240 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle AU
    • iBooks
    • Google Play EBook AU
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
  • Audio Download


    June 4, 2019

    Penguin Random House Australia Audio

    RRP $24.99

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Audible AU
    • Google Play Audio AU
    • Kobo Audiobook



Is Your Money Smiling?

A few years ago, I had a unique experience that became the inspiration for the concept and title of this book. A woman whom I had just met at a party asked if she could take a look at my wallet.

As shocking as this question might be to some, it isn’t particularly uncommon in Japanese culture to ask to see the contents of someone’s wallet. And since there were many other people in the room, I wasn’t afraid she would run away with my identity—or my money. So with little hesitation, I handed her my leather wallet.

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