Spend Smart - Zoe McKey

Spend Smart

By Zoe McKey

  • Release Date: 2019-03-10
  • Genre: Personal Finance
Score: 4.5
From 201 Ratings


Do you spend on a lot of junk that doesn’t make you happy? Instead of happiness, does money bring anxiety, stress,& debt into your life?

If your savings account is nonexistent and you have no idea where your hard-earned money is going, it’s time to redefine your spending habits.
Living alone from the age of 14, I learned how to spend and manage money the hard way. Since my early teenage years, I had to earn my own money – which sometimes barely exceeded $150 for a month. In this book I’m sharing my insights on how to manage even the smallest income to outlast the month, and how to spend smarter on more fulfilling things.
This book can help those people working their first jobs, or experienced people that just make poor money decisions. I will highlight the most common money myths, marketing tricks, and irrational beliefs people fall prey for and teach you to avoid them.

Take charge of your money today.

•Scientific research about the psychology of our spending habits
Learn how to spend less and save more and still enjoy life – regardless of your income
•How to assess value to make the best financial decision
Map out your spending patterns to know where you need to change

Like it or not, money is part of everybody’s life. Learn to control it instead of letting it control you.

•The top 5 reasons people spend money
Why the Six Persuasion Principles by Robert Cialdini get us almost all the time?
•Understand online shopping and credit cards. Why are you more willing to spend using these?
Marketing tricks that always get you – deconstructed from subtle to overt
You can turn a blind eye to your financial problems, but they won’t disappear. Learn about the best personal finance practices of the rich and happy live a financially balanced life in the future. Build a solid foundation for your family and yourself.
There is a thin line between being cheap and frugal. Learn how to spend without getting labeled as cheap and without sacrificing your family’s wellbeing.

Arm yourself against the most common spending mistakes.

•How to break the vicious circle of shopping habits
Financial literacy crash course: A-Z finance vocabulary, the five pillars of financial literacy and more.
•4 things you should invest in
Financial fasting and how to use it to your benefit
•Key takeaway summaries at the end of each chapter

Get financial awareness in your life:

•Get a clear picture on the difference between the 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts
TRFs (Target Retirement Funds), HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions)
•Why should you have F-you money
How can your money take you to financial independence (The 4% rule.)
Financial literacy changes the rest of your life. You will have a better relationship with money by thinking about it differently. You will know the unique ways to spend smarter and build wealth. Imagine not worrying about debt, bills and late payment fees anymore.

Picture paying for things that actually add value and happiness to your life. Follow the tips presented in this book and make it reality.


  • Love it

    By tuna0924.,
    I love to learn and this book was extremely helpful with seeing my toxic spending habits and open my mind to a new way of spending. I’ll be going on the money fast soon to identify my cues and I love how the books give information on what other authors said by summarizing it. I would’ve loved if some of the topics went more in-depth but that’s just a hate way to learn more on my own so thank you
  • Great Introductory Book

    By dakota0325
    Perfect book for young readers looking to start their financial journey. I really enjoyed this book and will be getting the physical copy for my library.
  • A great free read.

    By BigBootyBilly
    The book overall reads as a cohesive understanding of other financial books, but not in a bad way. It takes many philosophies and budgeting tips from other people and complies them into one general summary. I learned a few things from this book and actually made a few changes to my budget because of it. Overall a great, short read. Highly recommend!
  • Great!

    By jonny827
    Great read!
  • Adjustments growing up

    By Stephanie Obermeier
    Honestly I’ve recently became a young adult I’m almost 19 now so a year of being an adult and just in an hour of reading this book I’ve learned about what the adult parts of life can do with financial goals and terms since I don’t know very well written and understanding for young adults / young teens
  • Great book

    By Dri Dri. R
    Awesome book. Very helpful.
  • Spend smart

    By 10937$199:7389
    Most of what I read was repetitive. I lost interest around page 60. I felt like I wasn’t learning more than what I had learned from previous pages. It’s like reading chapter one all over . Thought it’d be good to read but wasn’t.
  • good advice

    By .!.LoveMusic.!.
    enjoyed the tips :)
  • Great book

    By LilSi758
    Great book taught me a lil more about saving an about what I spend money on
  • Financial IQ Booster

    By Obookman
    Awesome book.