CEDAR FALLS, IA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2014) - A new book from self-made millionaire Mike Finley, "Financial Happine$$," (www.thecrazymaninthepinkwig.com), offers a no-nonsense approach to financial and overall well-being.
Finley, the teacher of a popular financial literacy class at his local university, speaks and writes from an engaging personal perspective in terms the average person can understand.
"What's sorely missing in our discussion about money is our relationship to it," says Finley, who covers in his book his journey to financial literacy and applying the principles that allowed him to retire from the Army a wealthy man.
"Just as we often eat to feel better, we also spend money because of how it makes us feel. From the beginning, we're exposed to advertising, which tells us that we're not quite fulfilled until we have a particular product."
A cornerstone of Finley's message is focusing on the potential of one's earning power throughout a lifetime, and money's limits to achieving happiness when it's spent on frivolous things.
"I want readers to learn how to bridge the gap between the world of money and the ultimate prize we all seek, which is true and lasting happiness," he says.
Henry Porter is one of the many Amazon reviewers who gave "Financial Happine$$" five stars:
"The most important tools you need for obtaining financial independence are right here... without all of the unnecessary complexities that so-called financial advisers use for enriching themselves instead of their clients," he writes. "The book includes an easy-to-understand glossary and many additional sources of information about personal finances."
Reviewer Dawn Panther writes, "...Going into retirement isn't so scary when you take Mike Finley's advice to heart..."
About Mike Finley
Like most Americans, Mike Finley was raised with no education in personal finances. Joining the Army out of high school, he realized he didn't understand money and began the task of educating himself. After 26 years in the service, while practicing the money management principles he learned, he retired a millionaire. Finley is the author of "Financial Happine$$," and teaches a popular financial literacy class at the University of Northern Iowa. He donates much of his time to additional groups, including Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa and organizations serving veterans and current military personnel.