Psych Yourself Rich
(FT Press, October 2010)
Psych Yourself Rich is all about putting a stop to financial second-guessing, by giving you the mindset, discipline, and spirit for building a strong financial foundation and making the best decisions to meet your and your family’s goals.
It’s the touchy-feely money book, I often joke. But it’s much-needed in a world where we feel so uncertain. It’s no secret that money is emotional. Our feelings, biases, fears and insecurities (and over-securities) often trigger our financial decisions. Between earning our money and spending it there is a world of uncertainty, a gray area. We obsess over finding the right answers to questions like: How much should I spend on a house? What’s appropriate? Do I put more money into stocks? Why am I constantly in a cycle of debt? How do I budget for uncertain times? Where do I start? Why do I make impulsive purchases (like buying a $500 pair of boots on a $600 a week salary) What was I thinking when I bought this Vespa? Why would I ever have financed this house with 0% down and an adjustable rate mortgage?
Why, when I know better? This book will give you the insight, advice and motivation to understand your money issues, establish goals, make smarter decisions and live a more secure life.
You’re So Money
(Three Rivers Press, 2008)
“Farnoosh Torabi’s You’re So Money is the perfect blend of fresh advice and bold attitude necessary to educate a horribly underserved generation about personal finance.”
—Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money
“You’re So Money is the best financial book for young people I have read in ten years. Farnoosh’s style is entertaining, straight to the point and powerful. You’ll laugh as you read and learn how fun it can be to live and finish rich!”
—David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich
“Farnoosh Torabi’s book is a hilarious must-read for anyone who wants to live like a king, even if he’s just a lowly serf with nothing in his bank account but blighted turnips, and, like, $3000.”
—Ben Lerer, co-founder of thrillist.com
“…You’re So Money is full of solid advice wrapped in Devil Wears Prada attitude.”
“Farnoosh Torabi preaches the art of living large, even on young professionals’ tight budgets. Instead of forgoing nice shoes or Caribbean vacations, she recommends prioritizing those goals to make them a reality.”
-U.S. News & World Report
“This isn’t a technical book about finance. Torabi is carving out her niche as the go-to friend-expert for questions about how to tailor your finances to your larger goals and values.”
“Any 24-year-old who can buy her own New York City apartment – in Manhattan, no less, on a $46,600 a year salary – deserves to be listened to.”
-New York Post