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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"When the life people are living and the life people want to live don't match up, they may feel stressed or off-balance. People naturally try to solve the immediate issue they think is causing this uneasiness. If they're stressed about money and falling behind, they may buy one of the many personal-finance books in the market. If they're unhappy with their jobs, they may grab a book on how to find the right career. For those seeking more meaning in their lives, they might opt for a book on mindfulness. In the current state, readers are forced to comb through several books and topic areas to try to connect the dots, which can be extremely difficult. This book seeks to solve that problem by providing readers with actionable advice on how they can find the right career path and determine their desired lifestyle, while teaching them the financial strategies they'll need to make their path a reality. Because people often ignore or deprioritize their personal finances in favor of other pursuits, the book begins by demonstrating how money affects every other part of our lives and how effective money management can empower readers to find a meaningful career and create a satisfying personal life"-- Provided by publisher.
Intro -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Part I: Here's the Deal -- Chapter 1: You're Worth More Than You Think -- Net Worth Is Not the Be-All and End-All -- Saving Money Is About More Than Just Retirement -- How Long Is Your Runway? -- Breaking Free: The Power of Financial Runway -- You Can Take Back Control of Your Life -- You Don't Need to Be Financially Independent to Have Financial Flexibility -- Your Ideal Career Is Within Reach -- Notes -- Chapter 2: Everything You've Been Taught About Jobs Is Wrong -- "It's All About Money and Prestige"
"The Goal of Working Is to Climb the Corporate Ladder" -- "Everyone Has One True Calling" -- "Do What You Love" -- "Work-Life Balance Is the Answer" -- Get in the Driver's Seat -- Notes -- Part II: Figure Out Your Starting Point -- Chapter 3: How's Your Job? -- Job Factor 1: Are You Getting Value? -- Job Factor 2: Are You Adding Value? -- Job Factor 3: Are You Increasing Your Value in the Market? -- Job Factor 4: Does Your Role Align with Your Values? -- Job Factor 5: Do You Feel Valued? -- Summarizing Your Current Job Situation -- Now You Know -- Note
Chapter 4: Compiling Your Financial Report Card -- Metric 1: Net Worth -- Step 1: Input Your Account Balances -- Step 2: Input Your Home and Car Values -- Step 3: Rinse and Repeat -- Metric 2: Burn Rate -- Metric 3: Financial Runway -- Metric 4: Credit Reports and Scores -- Taking a Closer Look at Credit Scores -- How the FICO Scoring Model Works -- Summarizing Where You Are -- Notes -- Chapter 5: How to Increase Your Financial Runway -- What Do You Love Spending Money On? -- Your Financial Runway Action Plan -- Cut Low-Hanging Fruit -- Expend Some Effort -- Tackle the Hard Stuff
Your New and Improved Financial Runway -- Notes -- Part III: Optimize Your Job -- Chapter 6: What Does a "Good" Job Look Like for You? -- Part 1: Interests and Strengths -- Part 2: Preferences and Priorities -- Step 1: Envision Your Ideal Weekday and Weekend Day -- Step 2: Consider Your Geographic Needs -- Step 3: Consider Your Financial Needs -- Piecing Together Your Ideal Job -- Chapter 7: How to Tweak Your Job -- What Do You Mean By "Tweak"? -- Getting Started -- How Others Made It Happen -- Your Turn -- When Is a Job Tweak Not Enough? -- Note
Chapter 8: Supplement Your Job to Explore New Opportunities -- The Perks -- Now, Some Practical Points -- Getting Started: Figure Out What to Pursue and Make It a Reality -- Deciding Whether to Go All-In -- Notes -- Chapter 9: Prepare to Change Your Job -- Should You Stay, or Should You Go? -- Focus Your Search -- Step 2: Explore Through Networking -- Step 3: Narrow Down Possible Roles -- Step 4: Close the Skills Gap -- Ready, Set, Go! -- Notes -- Chapter 10: Take Action to Change Your Job -- Identify and Apply for Opportunities -- Position Yourself Effectively -- Interview Tips
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