‘Financially Fearless’: Alexa von Tobel’s New Book Debuts

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small_bookBack in January, I asked you for your thoughts on my first book: Which topics did you want to read about? What questions did you want answered? Which title would you have been most eager to pick up?

I’m so grateful for your help—and I was deeply inspired by your responses. On December 31, Penguin Random House is publishing “Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money.”

Managing your money shouldn’t be overwhelming, which is why I wrote this book as though I were talking to a friend, sharing my own money experiences.

I firmly believe that not having a plan is a plan—just a really, really bad one. So this book covers what’s critical. We’ll dive into your money psychology. We’ll walk you through the 50/20/30 budgeting framework, digging into your spending and saving. Once that’s squared away, we’ll even show you how to protect yourself.

And since I know that personal questions will come up, I’ve made sure that our team at LearnVest Planning will be there for you. Each copy comes with a $50 credit toward the LearnVest Action Program, so you can have your questions answered by a certified financial planner™.

To a Financially Fearless 2014

Kick-start your New Year’s resolution by pre-ordering your copy today. If you send us your receipt at fearless@learnvest.com by Friday, November 8, you will get access to an invite-only online chat with me. I’ll reveal my favorite tips from the book and answer your burning questions.

You, Financially Fearless

I wanted to call this book “The F Word” because finance is still too taboo. With “Financially Fearless,” it’s time to spark a real discussion about money—and we’ll help you get the conversation started.

Would you be interested in having a LearnVest planner help you kick off your own “Financially Fearless” book club? Email fearless@learnvest.com, and we’ll be in touch with details.

What People Are Saying About “Financially Fearless”

Curious to know what those who’ve already read the book think? Here’s just a sampling of feedback from heavyweights like The New York Times:

“If Alexa von Tobel has her way … financial advice will be as widely available—and affordable—as any other mass-produced consumer product or service.”
—The New York Times

“Controlling your personal finances means controlling your destiny. Von Tobel shows you how to get the books of your own financial life in order, so you can live boldly, autonomously, entrepreneurially.”
—Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn and the author of “The Start-up of You”

“Financial decision-making, like happiness, requires choice, knowledge and effort. Von Tobel brilliantly outlines exactly how to pursue all three, so you can maximize both your money and your happiness. ‘Financially Fearless’ should be required reading at every school and company in the modern economy.”
—Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of “Before Happiness”

Here’s to making 2014 our most financially fearless year yet!

Let’s do this,
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Alexa von Tobel

P.S. Because, as you know, the LearnVest Program offers financial advice, we are required by the SEC to include super-lengthy, jargon-filled, non-LearnVest-y language below. I’ve tried to keep it as short as possible.

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LearnVest Planning Services is a registered investment adviser and subsidiary of LearnVest, Inc. that provides financial plans for its clients. The people quoted throughout this book, including in the Money Mic feature, are not clients of the LearnVest Program. The information provided is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. LearnVest Program and any third parties mentioned in this book are separate and unaffiliated and are not responsible for each other’s products, services or policies.

  • erica o

    Quick question- for those that attended Learnvest Live- will they also be privy to the online chat with Alexa?

  • Nubia

    Financially Fearless is an awesome title to your book!! I am glad I selected that name during the survey!

  • Maria

    I got the ebook preordered in November, and have devoted the last few days to the exercises and reviewing my budget for 2014. I joined Learnvest while in graduate school, working two part-time jobs and making less than minimum wage. Thanks to the “every little counts” mentality, I still managed to contribute to retirement, save a little, but most importantly, when I got my big corporate job I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do with the money.
    Fast forward a year, I am maxing out two retirement accounts, saving 10% of my salary in an emergency fund, have saved 35% of the required downpayment for a brand- new car, sent my parents on an aniversary trip to the same place where they spent their honeymoon, and bought all the Christmas presents I wanted to buy without having to use my credit card! I still apply the golden LV principles of spending on things that make my life richer, and already have identified many areas in my current budget where I can make changes. I also managed to avoid the “I-have-a- high-salary-so-I-can-afford-everything” trap. I am very excited about making more progress in 2014. Thanks Alexa!