“It’s so nice to see a personal finance book from an author who has spent a lot of time on the front lines of financial planning. Shannon Lee Simmons offers pragmatic solutions, or, more accurately, ‘better ways to think’ while dealing with one’s money. Well done!”
– David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber
Stop budgeting. Start living.
Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. Whether you make $30,000 or $130,000 a year, it can feel like you’re constantly broke. Can you afford that new car, that vacation, that night out? You think so, but it feels impossible to know. And rigid budgets that force you to spend your money in unrealistic ways (like $9.50 per week for pants) don’t make things any clearer.
But what if there was a new way to manage your money? One that left you certain you had your bases covered—both for your monthly bills and your future retirement—and then let you enjoy your money by spending it. (Yes, really.)
Enter Shannon Lee Simmons, a fresh voice in the world of personal finance, one who understands the new and very real pressures to survive modern life and keep up in the age of social media. Shannon doesn’t lecture, judge or patronize. The founder of the wildly popular New School of Finance, Shannon recognized that most of her thousands of financial planning clients felt broke, no matter what their income. And feeling broke can be as bad as actually being broke, because it leads to overspending and misery. So she came up with a new plan: Worry-Free Money.
Worry-Free Money takes a fresh approach to finances, looking at the root cause of the pressure to spend and showing why traditional budgets don’t work. It is a deeply practical book that will help you break the cycle of guilt, understand why you overspend, banish unhappy spending from your life, learn to recognize your f*ck it moments and find hope—and fun—in getting your money under control.
“A crazy-practical, fun as hell approach to getting your financial house in order.” Sarah Vermunt, founder of Careergasm and author of Careergasm: Find Your Way To Feel-Good Work
“What separates this book from all the others is real insight on how people interact with money. Practical, readable, fresh advice here.” Rob Carrick, Personal Finance columnist, The Globe and Mail
“Shannon Lee Simmons is amazing. She truly cares about helping Canadians worry less and build more confidence in their money. This book has a simple, straightforward message about building a strong financial foundation with help for every generation at every life stage. Deal with your FOMO, Unhappy Spending, and F*ck-It Moments. Seriously.” Kerry K. Taylor, personal finance expert and creator of Squawkfox.com
“Shannon Lee Simmons really gets the deeper reason why we worry about money. This charming, fast-moving and laugh-out-loud guide is for anyone ready to take charge of their finances!” Kelley Keehn, award-winning author and personal finance educator
“If you’re ready to end the financial drama, and feel good about your money, you need this book. Immediately. You cannot afford to miss this one!” Sandra Hanna, CEO, Smart Cookies
“No matter your age or life stage, you will find yourself in these perfectly crafted chapters. Each page provides a clear and simple plan so that you feel understood and empowered on your financial journey.” Tiffany Pratt, HGTV personality, designer and author of This Can Be Beautiful
HarperCollins Canada, Canada, January 2018