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Open Up

The Power of Talking About Money
Narrated by: Alex Holder
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

Ever struggled to say no to an expensive dinner with friends? Found yourself unable to ask for a pay rise even though you deserved it? Got stuck in an overdraft and felt too ashamed to tell anyone?  

From friendships, to ambitions, to mental health, money plays a huge role in our lives and relationships, yet we're often too polite or embarrassed to talk about it. But in an age of pay-gap exposés and growing inequality, conversations about money are more important than ever.  

Open Up is an outspoken, warm and timely audiobook that destigmatises the way we talk, think and feel about money. It's full of conversations about money in everyday life - how we earn it, how we spend it and how it affects us. Whether learning from friends, being transparent with partners, finding community with colleagues or recognising what you're worth, talking about money means letting go of shame and creating a healthy relationship with your finances. Full of sympathetic, practical advice on everything from mindful spending to the freelance jump and how to challenge the status quo, this is an audiobook that strips away the awkwardness, to help you find the power and solidarity of talking about money.

©2019 Alex Holder (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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"Empowering, educational and very entertaining." (Elle)

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Transformational and highly relevant!

This book covers a topic which is seldom talked about - but much needed!! It gave me such freedom from guilt to start addressing my financial relationships. I now feel much more confident that I'll be able to achieve a positive relationship with money. Thank you!

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Amazing Book

This was a great book, helping open the conversation around money. In a none patronising way. This has encouraged me to continue writing my own book regarding money. Must Read

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Highly recommended and thought provoking

I have really enjoyed listening to this, I am going to recommend it to my daughter who is in her twenties, I wish I had something like this at her age. Money always seemed like a mystery to me and I was terrible with it. This book offers so many great pieces of advice on many aspects of money but not in a preachy way. All of the case studies are really interesting and whatever your age you will learn something.

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Inspiring

A really refreshing and inspiring take on how we as a society view money. Everyone should read this!

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  • 23-09-19

Revealing

Very enlightening book. The author's capability of discussing openly about money is remarkable. Loved it.