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Overcoming Underearning by Barbara Stanny--has anyone read?

August 10th, 2006 at 06:21 am

I caught part of a tv interview with her this morning, and her message really rubbed me the wrong way. I checked out her website as well, and am still shaking my head. The fact that she has a whole little empire going with books, CDs and seminars doesn't make me feel more positive.

She lists warning signs that indicate you are earning less than you should be, including: being fearful, having debt and not knowing how much, not balancing your checkbook, generally living in financial chaos, not being able to pay the rent again this month. She says even people with six-figure incomes could be underearners if they have these warning signs. Uh, couldn't they also indicate overspending and disorganization?

I'm not against making more money, but making more is no solution if you don't learn the principles of handling what you have already.

Has anyone else read her stuff? Maybe I'm giving her a bum rap.

2 Responses to “Overcoming Underearning by Barbara Stanny--has anyone read?”

  1. veronak Says:

    I totally agree with you, I had a friend who won $70,000 in her divorce settlemtent, got out of debt and now she is right back in the same situation almost $30,000 in debt and counting

  2. ima saver Says:

    Look at all the lottery winners. 10 years later, most of them are broke.

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