Imagine being able to manage your money in a way that not only helps you achieve financial security, but also increases your happiness. You can, and The Joy of Financial Security shows you how. Cygan’s financial expertise is apparent in topics such as increasing your net worth, wise investment strategies, minimizing taxes, and preparing for retirement. Readers learn how to protect themselves from the next economic downturn, how to avoid the pressure to “keep up with the Joneses,” and how to make smarter financial decisions. But she doesn’t stop there.
Applying research from psychology and neuroscience, she guides readers to create happier lifestyles by making small changes that reap big rewards. Simple changes such as focusing on gratitude, nurturing creativity, and choosing experiences with family and friends over more “stuff” are encouraged. The way she weaves financial strategies together with happiness strategies is fascinating—rewarding her readers both financially and personally.
“This book provides immense rewards. Cygan teaches her readers how to manage their money wisely while becoming better investors. She then helps them attain rich, happy, and fulfilling lives by aligning their money with their values. The way she weaves financial strategies together with happiness strategies is fascinating.
— BERT WHITEHEAD, MBA, JD, author of Why Smart People Do Stupid Things with Money
“By combining the latest research with interesting stories, Cygan takes on the complex relationship between money and happiness and makes it a lot simpler. It is true that money can’t buy you happiness, but buying this book can make you happier.”
— TAL BEN-SHAHAR, author of Happier and Choose the Life You Want
“Cygan knows the number of smart money decisions driven by logic alone is very small. In The Joy of Financial Security she shows us how money, financial security, and happiness are intricately related, and provides a step-by-step guide to finding your own balance. Brilliant!”
— RICHARD C. SALMEN, CFP®, CFA, Past-President of the Financial Planning Association
“Money is a complex topic, and in this thought-provoking book, Cygan examines it from many angles. Moving beyond traditional financial advice, she helps readers see that money is just a part of a happy and rewarding life.”
— LAURA VANDERKAM, author of All the Money in the World and 168 Hours