Serious book progress – MS now with publisher!

by | Sep 29, 2014 | Professional reflections | 0 comments

rsz_jeremy_d_7At last, at last, at last. I’ve now signed a book publishing contract and sent my 55,000 word manuscript to my publisher, along with a portfolio of wonderful illustrations by Clang and Tim Bulmer!

Provisionally called ‘Money Wisdom,’ it has taken me two years to record twenty-five years of private client experience, values, learning and stories that explain why planning life and personal finances in concert leads to a truly fulfilled life.

Today there is an ‘advice gap’ in financial services and many are going DIY without having a clear idea of how to organise their personal finances to help rather than hinder them in their life journey. Indeed, pain and distress around money, and related health and relationship problems, are often a serious concern. And even those who are financially well organised may not really be using their resources to flourish and grow.

So I set out to write a book that, in clear and straightforward language, gives people a set of principles, processes and structures to organise their finances and make wise life and financial decisions. I advocate a truly holistic approach to money that encompasses life goals, values and emotions around money as well as day-to-day financial skills such as expenditure planning and investment planning.

This is not a book about financial products. It is a book about getting life and money in harmony, riding the freedom trend and using personal finances to flourish.

Comments so far

The right phrase should be – if you are planning to invest, then you should invest in planning. We have business plans for companies but when it comes to the finances of our own family, then the only thing we seem to plan is a holiday. Jeremy Deedes has written the most comprehensive explanation and guide for financial planning I have ever read. More than that though he has made it accessible and understandable for all.’ Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-founder of Seven Investment Management.

We probably all want to be ‘free’ above all else, and the way in which Jeremy Deedes uses financial planning to gain that freedom whilst also pointing out that money is a tool rather than as the goal itself, is reassuring and not what one might expect from financial planner.’ Carol Robinson, Owner of Aberford Interiors

I really liked the psychology, and the emotional maturity – the ‘right brain’ stuff! I liked the fact that the book covers so many of our excuses, but in a way that Jeremy has experienced them and shares those circumstances still. I enjoyed reading about his own exposure to financial problems’. Sarah Corden-Lloyd, mother, daughter, wife of a business owner.

I particularly liked the personal aspect. The use of little stories that made it real and human. By making it so personal it somehow made it easier and more whole to understand. I liked the use of positive language and different use of words. Not budgeting (but spending plans,) for example, made it all more doable, and not a frightening challenge to meet head on. It made me feel it was a more balanced approach to dealing with time and money. It made me think. A far more creative approach which really appealed to me.’ Jane Lush, Owner of Lush & Lang Florists.

Click here for a synopsis and to download the first three chapters for free.

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