What They Don't Teach You About Money

What They Don't Teach You About Money

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A short and indispensable whistle-stop tour through the most efficient financial habits that will get you on your way to financial freedom. Get to the bottom of the most common money issues via unpicking the psychology behind them - how they reel us in, why we feel we have to keep up with the Joneses and why get-rich-quick schemes are so alluring. What They Don't Teach You About Money will banish your lack of confidence in money matters and make you laugh along the way! It is a call to arms to reclaim your power and make your money work for you, without the shaming finger-wagging or headache-inducing jargon.

Claer Barrett will unveil the reasons why so many of us lack confidence, and why we stay stuck in financial paralysis. From revealing what 'credit' really means (spoiler alert, it's not as positive as they'd like you to think) to the lie that you can easily make money off property, she'll debunk the pervasive money myths perpetuated by those who profit the most from our ignorance. It shouldn't be this hard. In fact, there are simple steps we can all take to streamline our finmin (financial admin). Habits that get us the best deals and make our money work harder for us, rather than bolstering the coffers of others.

©2023 Claer Barrett (P)2023 Penguin Audio

About the author

Claer Barrett

Claer Barrett is multi-award-winning financial journalist, broadcaster and commentator. The consumer editor at the Financial Times, she presents the FT's weekly Money Clinic podcast, helping listeners resolve their real-life financial dilemmas. She also writes a high-profile column in the FT Weekend covering issues of financial interest to financial consumers everywhere.

Claer frequently appears on TV and radio - from weekly appearances on ITV's Lorraine to LBC with Eddie Mair - answering money questions from the public. She is renowned as a trusted voice guiding people through the cost-of-living crisis with her trademark practical advice that cuts through financial jargon.

Claer has won a prestigious WIncott Award for campaigning on consumer issues and is a powerful advocate for financial literacy. She is a trustee of FLIC, the FT-backed charity (Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign) and frequently goes into schools running workshops about money for young people.
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