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The courage to be rich : creating a life of material and spiritual abundance
Orman, Suze.
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New York : Riverhead Books, 1999.
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370 pages ; 24 cm
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Explores the necessities of life beyond financial security, showing how money cannot become an end in itself.

Author Notes

Suze Orman was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 5, 1951. She received a B.A. in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976. Before starting her own financial planning firm, she was an account executive at Merrill Lynch and a vice-president of investments for Prudential-Bache Securities. She is a columnist for Self magazine, a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine, and hosts The Suze Orman Show.

She has written several financial books including You've Earned It, Don't Lose It: Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make When You Retire; The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying; Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny; and The Money Class: How to Stand in Your Truth and Create the Future You Deserve. She received the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign and the Amelia Earhart Award for her message of financial empowerment for women in 2008.

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Library Journal Review

This financial expert and best-selling author (The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, LJ 5/1/97) has produced a thoughtful work about money. Orman believes that fear, shame, and anger keep many people from handling their cash effectively, so she urges them to respect money and stop buying things that become clutter. The tapes are enlivened by characters telling their financial stories and the author's own narrative, which is delivered with feeling. Among the many topics discussed are marriage, divorce, death, homebuying, bonds, IRAs, and charitable giving. One could question whether it takes primarily courage to be rich, rather than discipline or financial know-how. Still, this excellent work is filled with sound advice. Highly recommended for all libraries.ÄMark Guyer, Stark Cty. Dist. Lib., Canton, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Soul of Couragep. 1
Part I Acts of Courage
1. The Courage to Look Withinp. 11
2. The Courage to Have More and to Be Morep. 29
3. The Courage to Make Room for More Moneyp. 41
Part II The Value of Money
4. The Courage to Value Moneyp. 61
5. Defining Value and Worthp. 72
6. The Courage to Face the Unknownp. 84
7. Rich Thoughtsp. 101
Part III For Love and Money
8. The Courage to Open Your Heart, The Courage to Open Your Handsp. 117
9. The Business of Lovep. 138
10. Yours, Mine, and Oursp. 151
11. The Courage to Transcend the Pain of Divorcep. 166
12. The Courage to Live After a Deathp. 188
13. Starting Overp. 205
Part IV Buying a Home
14. Seeking Shelterp. 217
15. The Mortgage Menup. 244
16. Your Home and Your Futurep. 265
Part V Thinking Ahead
17. The Courage to Create Your Financial Destinyp. 281
18. Making Sense of Investmentsp. 292
19. Seeking Safety in Bondsp. 317
20. How Does Your IRA Grow?p. 356
Part VI The Courage to Be Rich
21. The Courage to Connect to the Worldp. 399
22. The Courage to Be Richp. 415
Valuable Resourcesp. 423
Indexp. 425