The Wealth Cure – Putting Money in Its Place

Posted on 08. Sep, 2011 by in Creating Wealth, Your Wealthy Life

The Wealth CureTrue wealth is a balance of financial health and the spiritual aspects of life.  You have to tap into that to find your spiritual wealth. – Hill Harper, The Wealth Cure

Review disclaimers are usually found at the end of an article or perhaps in the footer of a site, but I feel I should tell you what motivated me to read The Wealth Cure straight up.  This book was given to me by a PR firm.  They sent me an email describing the book and asked if I would review it on this site if they sent me a copy.  I haven’t reviewed a book here at Money Cactus before.  I’ve seen other sites do it and I like the idea, but I’m pretty selective with my reading and generally only read something that I really connect with.  I don’t have a lot of spare time to read, so when I do get the time I want to read something I can either learn from, be inspired by or escape into.

To be perfectly honest, I would have declined the offer if the book did not fit with the direction of this blog and my personal take on wealth creation.  I’ve declined advertising and guest posts before because they don’t feel right, but The Wealth Cure interested me from the beginning.

The Wealth Cure

This book is a very personal account of the wealth creation journey of Hill Harper, CSI: NY actor and New York Times best selling author of The Conversation.  After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer Hill reevaluated his view of wealth and what it meant to him.  During a very symbolic cross-country train ride Hill reflects on the fundamentals values of life and redefines his relationship between money and true wealth.

In The Wealth Cure, Hill Harper dispels the confusion and anxiety about money.  He draws on his personal recollections and true stories from families and friends, and presents an inspiring, insightful guide to reevaluating life and the things that matter.  The Wealth Cure encourages readers to:

  • ask themselves, “Am I using money, or is it using me?”
  • reevaluate their “Life Account” versus their “Bank Account”
  • understand and respect the power of money, but also not let it control their life and happiness
  • invest in themselves
  • recognise the difference between “smart money” and “dumb money”
  • become an active architect of their own life

The Verdict

Personally I found The Wealth Cure to be a very enjoyable and inspiring read, I really didn’t think it would be as good as it was.  To me it encompasses a lot of what Money Cactus is about and with some true to life examples, it is very easy to relate to.  Reading The Wealth Cure I often caught myself thinking of a cross between the classic The Richest Man in Babylon and Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  The book covers some very basic and fundamental rules of wealth creation, but Hill has found a way to reinvigorate the old and made it unique.  What makes The Wealth Cure unique is that it is not just about creating financial wealth, but also about creating life wealth, which I feel is more important than anything else.

Get Your Copy of The Wealth Cure

Overall I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone.  It will give you plenty to think about and encourage you to strive for more, no matter how well you think you are traveling on your wealth creation journey.  If you want to get a hard copy or Kindle edition of your own, you can follow this link to buy The Wealth Cure at Amazon.  If you would like a chance to win my copy of The Wealth Cure, then here is what you need to do:

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2 Responses to “The Wealth Cure – Putting Money in Its Place”

  1. karen

    13. Sep, 2011

    This sounds exactly like my kind of book. I also loved The Richest Man in Babylon and Rich Dad, Poor Dad and read each many times.

    I am particularly interested to read Hill Harper’s answer to the question “Am I using money, or is it using me?” Perhaps it might help me get off this money-go-round I find myself on.

    I agree that life wealth is paramount so always interested in reinforcing that philosophy through reading good stuff by inspirational people.

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  2. Shaun

    13. Sep, 2011

    Hey Karen,

    Unless everyone else reading stops being shy and comments, this book is coming your way! I think that you will really like it.

    Thanks for commenting 🙂

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