There are many financial books out there – about money management, investing, paying off debt, and frugal living. I’ve read dozens of these, but never anything quite like The Joy of Financial Security by Donna Skeels Cygan, CFP, MBA.
The Joy of Financial Security’s subtitle sums up the book’s unique angle on the topic of money: The Art and Science of Becoming Happier, Managing Your Money Wisely, and Creating a Secure Financial Future.
The art and science of becoming happier? Before discussing investing and retirement – all the topics her clients come to her for as one of the top financial advisors in the U.S. – she discusses happiness and its relationship to money. She gets to the root of who we are and why we make the financial decisions we do by connecting research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience to real-life stories and experiences.