My new personal finance book, Right Money, Right Place, Right Time, has now been published in paperback and is available on Amazon.
In this wide-ranging, personal book I advocate treating money as a means to an end rather than an end in itself. Using perspectives from life coaching and financial planning I describe how to always have the right money in the right place at the right time to live and breathe, to find choice and freedom, to transform our lives and the lives of others.
Personal finance is more than just investment returns
I believe we are living through a time of both great darkness and light. War and corporate control exist alongside a great spiritual emergence. It is time to choose which collective time line we want to take, in the words of Leesa Daymond. How we deal with our money and personal finances is an important element in making and living with that choice, and if you think personal finance is just about investment returns you’ve probably missed the point.
If your personal finances are a bit of a mess and your integrity is under pressure, if you want to change from being a consumer to a contributor, this book will help you:
• Achieve a meaningful lifestyle now and financial security for the future
• Understand how fear and greed influence decisions about life and money
• Bring cohesion and structure to the family finances
• Rethink what ‘wealth’ really means to you
• Sleep at night
Transform your relationship with money
With its unconventional approach, quirky illustrations and real life stories, this book will transform your relationship with money.
I have over 25 years experience helping families organise their lives and personal finances. I am passionate about rethinking our approach to money. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Planning and qualified as the UK’s first Kinder Institute Registered Life Planner in 2007. I have developed my own financial life planning programme, FUTURE, to help people reconnect their lives and finances.
What readers have said
‘Brilliant! A very comprehensive book on financial life planning, it’s got it all. This is more than just a book on planning your finances (forget those books). This sets a precedent on how financial planning should be delivered in the future. It gives away everything you need to know about planning in spades, and more, developing your mind, body and spirit, and keeping you within the boundaries of your wallet.
‘The book is exceptionally well written, and the structure and the flow make it easy and enjoyable to read. The references are authoritative, evidencing Deedes’ profound knowledge of up-to-date international thought leadership. The exercises are thought provoking, helpful and illuminating. Deedes keeps you captivated and engaged from beginning to end. The examples and illustrations bring the book to life.
‘The section on transformative travel and the ‘gilded cage’ is inspiring, my favourite part of the book!
Jeremy is a visionary, a pioneer, modest but (apologies) worthy of commendation. To be first on the Kinder course in the UK is courageous, to be the first to really get what the future financial world just must look like, astounding. Imagine where people are planned before the money!
‘If you are grappling with life and money, this is a must read. The book will bring your finances to life! And, you to life!’ Steve Conley on Amazon, 17 April 2015.
‘As a chartered accountant of 45 years standing and a serial entrepreneur, I recommend this excellent and thoroughly enjoyable book, as a must-read for everyone, however financially sophisticated they consider themselves to be.’ David Pearl on Amazon, 10 May 2015
‘This compelling 220-page self help guide offers a holistic approach to personal finance putting “life first, money second”. Jeremy advocates a compassionate approach to money, where the focus is on a person’s calling or vocation in life. The primary question to ask oneself is “Who do I want to be?”, rather than “What do I want to have?“‘ Tara Holmes from a profile of Jeremy Deedes in the Catholic Times, 13 February 2015.
‘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.