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  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775531524
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 168

Money, Money, Money, Ain't It Funny . . .

How to Wire Your Brain for Wealth



Why do some people have money and others not? Find out in this sensible, fun guide to managing your money.

Why do some people have money and others not? Find out in this sensible, fun guide to managing your money.

Do some peope have more money than you because of an inheritance, of earning megabucks or from being parsimonious and darning their own socks? Do some people have an innate ability, or is it a matter of attitude and calculation?

Money is an emotional currency that relates to our personal need for security, respect, love, power and self-determination. If you don’t understand your own motivations then the investment world is not the place to learn. The conflict between making a profit, and the fear of loss makes investing a dangerous game for many people. It’s important that you understand your own relationship to money – in other words, you need to understand your financial behaviour. The lessons from research are clear, to change your financial behavior you must learn new skills focusing on imperatives such as motivation, knowledge and understanding, wisdom and discipline.

The focus in this book is not about how to pick the right shares, or how to get rich in the property market, nor how to get rich quick – it's on looking at yourself. What stops you taking steps to find financial freedom? Why do your emotions govern your financial decisions?

Money, Money, Money encourages the reader to identify the forces that may be inhibiting their success, and leads them towards handling their finances with a greater level of ease and awareness.

  • Published: 1 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781775531524
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 168

About the author

Sheryl Sutherland

Sheryl Sutherland is author of Girls Just Want to Have Funds: Every Women’s Guide to Financial Independenceand Money, Money, Money, Ain’t It Funny: How to Wire Your Brain for Wealth. A director of The Financial Strategies Group, she began financial planning in 1981 and is an independent adviser with her own business based in Christchurch, where she lives with her husband and two children. Sheryl’s interest in women and money was aroused when she worked on a thesis which examined women in the economy and how they were represented in literature during the nineteenth century. She is the Christchurch ‘Her Business’ network co-ordinator.

She has a BA and Dip FAC (Otago) and a DipPFinPlan (Waikato), is a member of the PAA (Professional Adviser’s Association), and Canterbury Justices of the Peace Association. Sheryl has appeared on television and is a frequent radio interviewee, most recently appearing on on CTV, Newstalk ZB, Women on Air and TV One’s Breakfast. Since 1981, she has run her own financial seminars throughout New Zealand and presented at many conferences. These include various institutions such as universities, schools, government departments, polytechnics, Women in Business and other groups.

For some years she wrote a regular column for the Christchurch Press, and still writes for magazines such as M2woman and interest.co.nz on financial matters Financial Alert, NZ Women in Business and Baby & Child. With Martz Witty she co-authored Smart Money — how to structure your New Zealand business or investments and pay less tax.

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