Such is the case with best-selling author Hill Harper’s new book, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place.
After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Harper decides to take a cross-country train trip to visit a friend. His journey leads him to discover the meaning of true wealth – a meaning that focuses more on the emotional and spiritual health than on dollars and cents.
I’ve read so many personal finance books, that I was pretty skeptical when I started reading The Wealth Cure. After all, what did Hill Harper, a best-selling author and accomplished actor (CSI: NY, For Colored Girls, Lackawanna Blues) know about personal finance? It was hard for me to accept that Hill Harper might be someone the average person could relate to.
But as I read, I discovered that Harper has a unique understanding of human nature. And he understands money and its power. What Harper seeks to do in The Wealth Cure is to show that that relationships and doing things that matter are far more important than how much money is in your bank account or how big a party you throw.
Harper reminds us, “You can’t have or be able to appreciate and benefit from physical wealth, emotional wealth, or financial wealth if you are spiritually bankrupt.”
The Wealth Cure is divided into 5 sections to help you find your own personal wealth cure. The book has some good information on helping you come to terms with your own relationship with money and how to set your finances on the right course. So often we focus on the wrong things and end up chasing dreams we don’t even want. The chapter on “Our Debt to Our Past,” was an eye opener on how easy it is to paralyze our potential for growth by clinging to the past.
There is also a very useful section on creating your own Mastermind groups to help guide you on the path to greater financial and spiritual wealth.
The Wealth Cure is not a dry lecture on personal finance. Instead, Harper shares some extremely thoughtful, compelling stories that show it is possible to strive for – and even achieve – “unreasonable happiness” – without having a fat bank account.
After all, Harper writes, “You can’t be free if the cost of being you is too high.”
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