Life, By The Pie by J Michael FinkbeinerLife, By The Pie by J Michael Finkbeiner

Life, By The Pie

byJ Michael Finkbeiner

Paperback | February 22, 2013

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Life, By The Pie is the ultimate financial management system, one that is uniquely attuned to each individual's goals and preferences. The system starts with the book, and then leads the reader to a website and a mobile device expense tracker. It's a no-nonsense philosophy based on the simple observation that every spending decision has its own content and consequences. Life, By The Pie shows readers how to figure out where the money goes, and the impact of emotion on how money is used. That knowledge enables readers to use their money to craft the life that is most to their taste. Buying the book gives readers free access to the Life, By The Pie online financial management system. This dynamic, but simple system allows the user to understand his or her own finances in less time than it takes to bake one of mom's apple pies. You are what you focus on. There is power in a daily focus on financial goals. That is why access to the website will also allow the user access to The Daily Dish - a powerful daily expense tracking tool that can be used on any mobile device. Life, By The Pie gives readers a fresh way to view their finances and the tools to bring them into harmony with what they really want. After all, as the author states, it is your life and it is your Pie.
Title:Life, By The PieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.23 inPublished:February 22, 2013Publisher:J. Michael FinkbeinerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0987871188

ISBN - 13:9780987871183


Rated 5 out of 5 by from "I love this book!" As told to Paul Lima by Sayward Spooner I love this book! I'm 28 years old and still figuring life out. I make a decent living, but not a lot - not enough to consider putting a down-payment on a house in the city where I live in the foreseeable future. I don't have a business degree or read the financial section of the newspaper. But I have always tried to be practical with my money even as I struggle to understand how it works. This book was a revelation for me. With several eye-opening stories recounted from his years as an investment advisor, Michael Finkbeiner humanizes money. Actually, many of the stories are about his own experiences and what he's learned from life, whether it's throwing the javelin, or getting stuck on the side of the road driving a truck while trying to make some extra cash as a student. The book is not dense at all, and therefore not overwhelming, and yet packed full of straight-forward, practical advice. If I wanted to read an intricate text-book on managing my finances, I would have enrolled in a business course. The writing is eloquent and conversational and as straight-forward as the stories it embodies. Everything about it just invites you in. What I like most about this book is that it makes me feel good about myself and optimistic for the future. I love that being pragmatic about my finances doesn't mean giving up everything that makes me happy. I'm allowed to make my own pie. If buying an expensive cupcake a couple times a week makes me happy, then that's okay as long as I understand that that money is coming from some other piece of the overall pie. What's brilliant is that this book is just the beginning. The accompanying website, where you get to put together your own pie and see what's working and what's not, is easy to use (if I can do it anyone can!) and actually kind of fun. It breaks everything down so that it's easy to understand and track, but detailed enough that it provides more than a superficial glimpse.
Date published: 2013-06-03