This Is NOT A Book About Money*
It's A Book About Money Behavior*
"I help smart; busy people discover why their Money Temperament is making them broke, and then I show them how to fix it in five easy steps."
Be ready for a complete personal finance paradigm shift, and to be inspired to begin your journey. This practical financial road-map is written in plain English for people who like me, have financial aspirations, little mental energy to commit to the process of a personal financial overhaul and even less interest in personal finance. If I were naming this book, I would have chosen something like, “Need Help Money? Start Here."
What Others Are Saying About the Book
“Human behavior is a subject of intrigue to me. About ten years ago, needing financial understanding, I silently sat and listened to Ted explain behavioral finance. And for the first time in my life I was able to make a connection between my behavior and money. Our temperaments, influences how we spend, save, and invest our money. Ten years later, I'm running a successful media corporation and with a smile. I can attest to this truth; understanding your money temperaments is the gateway to financial freedom.”
CEO Leeds Press Corporation
“As a business strategists who deals in results and behavioral consequences every day, I quickly recognized the immense value in Ted McLyman's behavioral financial planning model. It represents a powerful paradigm shift that I believe will rock the financial industry, restore confidence, and create results.”
Business Strategist, coach, and author
"In his book, Discover Your Money Temperament, Ted is right on point that "You" must take charge of your financial planning. The plan must be tailored for you, not a cookie cutter plan that is applied to all. In order to do this, you must identify what wakes you tick and what your values are. In other words, what your "behaviors" are. If you don't do this fundamental step, the chances that you will identify, follow through and ultimately meet your financial objectives will be greatly diminished."
VP of Manufacturing (retired) The Coca-Cola Company
“Ted McLyman has the sense to admit that even people who manage other people's money go crazy trying to understand how and why people do what they do with money. McLyman figures out a missing piece in the human money equation that others like myself have ignored for years.”
Economist and Chief of Staff, USDA Forest Service
"As a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) I can't recommend this book enough. It is very thoughtfully written and provides a very common sense way to understand how you are naturally wired to deal with money and financial planning. This book is a MUST read for clients AND financial professionals! In addition to serving as a great guide it also makes a great "ice breaker" for financial professionals to provide to their clients. Very relevant and helpful content. Well done Ted!"
CFP | from Amazon.com
"A unique, practical, and powerful approach to achieving financial security. Ted McLyman teaches you that through a better understanding of yourself you can make better decisions regarding money. If I had to recommend one book in the financial genre, this would be the one."
Dr. Paul Michaud
MD | from Amazon.com
"Finally a readable book on finance because it’s about understanding yourself and how you think about money! This was a fantastic purchase!"
Business Owner | from Amazon.com
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Discover Your MONEY TEMPERAMENTTM and Unleash Your Money Superpowers!
"If you've ever run into a store to buy one small thing, only to spent a small fortune, and forget to buy what you originally when to the store for - this book is for you." - Ted McLyman
Why You Must Read and Share
DISCOVER YOUR MONEY TEMPERAMENT, A COMMON-SENSE GUIDE TO FINANCIAL SECURITY
Ok, Why This Book?
Why read this book and share it with others?
You’ll learn why you are not hardwired to make excellent money choices – your brain is designed to keep you alive and pass on your genes, not to pay taxes or figure out how to day trade.
You’ll learn why the conventional wisdom about money is wrong – humans are emotional animals who think and not thinking animals with emotions.
You’ll learn five easy steps to help you immediately start making better money choices and start to build wealth and financial security – or whatever your top money values are.
Why Another Book About Money?
How is this book different from traditional books about money?
I wrote this book for everybody who spends money – regardless of your background, education, or experience with money.
I wrote this book to be a fun and straightforward guide to discovering your unique Money Temperament – no technical jargon about money, finance, and economics.
I wrote this book for people who would never consider buying a book about money, personal finance, or economics – but should.
Discover Your Money Temperament, A Common-Sense guide to financial security
Part I: Biology, Beliefs, Culture, and the Rules Have Changed
What You Know About Money May Be Wrong For You
Why is it important for you to discover your Money Temperament?
Your Money Temperament is how you naturally feel and think about money – it’s your default spending behavior.
Your Money Temperament is a product of your biology, money beliefs, and culture - it's unique to you and drives your spending choices.
Your Money Temperament must align with the new rules of money – what worked a few years ago may not work for you today.
Managing Money Well Is About Leadership
“Today, money is a common denominator of modern life. Like it or not, you must understand money - what it is and how it works - to function and thrive in a modern economy.
Unfortunately, we spend little time or resources on the one variable that determines money success - Money Temperament.
My mission is to change the conventional wisdom about money and financial literacy. You must know and control your money temperament before you manage your money.”
DISCOVER YOUR MONEY TEMPERAMENT, A COMMON-SENSE GUIDE TO FINANCIAL SECURITY
Part II: The Money Behavior System
A Common-Sense System
How will the Money Behavior SystemTM help you make better money choices?
The Money Behavior SystemTM is a revolutionary one-size-fits-YOU approach to better spending – focusing on spending behavior and not on activities, products, and services.
The Money Behavior SystemTM is a revolutionary easy to follow system – only five common-sense steps to follow.
The Money Behavior SystemTM is the critical front end traditional financial literacy training and education programs miss – and the reason conventional one-size-fits-all systems fail.
Meet the Author
Author | Entrepreneur | Business Owner | Speaker | Trainer | Lt Col, USMC (Ret) | Ironman Triathlete
Over 30 years of award-winning experience, helping individuals and organizations achieve peak performance.
Founder Apexx Behavioral Financial Group and Pathfinder Coaches Academy; Director, Behavioral Finance, and Advisory Board Member at www.DreamSmartAcademy.com; retired financial advisor/agent; economics instructor, US Naval Academy; Aide to the Under Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management; Head, Marine Corp Training Management Division; Commander, USMC Financial Management School; artillery officer; Executive Office, Battle Assessment Team, Operation Desert Storm.(www.tedmclyman.com www.pathfindercoaches.com @tedmclyman)
BA Social Relations, Colgate University; MA Public Administration, Pepperdine University; and MS Performance Technology, Boise State University.
Authored three books on behavioral finance, money temperament, and spending behavior.