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1st Edition

The Quest for Wealth
6 Steps for Making Mindful Money Choices

ISBN 9781032139920
Published June 14, 2022 by Routledge
236 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Quest for Wealth - A Roadmap for Mindful Money Choices

Have you ever made a terrible money choice? Like most people, you are probably living paycheck to paycheck and wondering if you will ever be able to retire or get out of debt. You might find yourself working an extra job and still not getting ahead. The numbers are staggering, with average American consumer debt exceeding six figures with little cash reserves. The coronavirus pandemic has only fueled our uncertainties and fear.

It doesn't have to be this way. Wealth is not only about making more money—it is about learning how to align and improve our brain's emotional and analytical functions. Wealth is about making more mindful money choices. But you also need a proven path to follow.

In The Quest for Wealth, internationally acclaimed author James Langabeer shares his 6-step Mindful Money Management Model. With the right tools and practices, you have all you need to be financially independent. The financial decision strategies offered in this book will help you learn how to tame your brain and get on the road to wealth.

James Langabeer, Ph.D., is a behavioral economist who coaches leaders on improving decision-making around wealth and health. With training in both decision sciences and finance, James' passion is to enhance prosperity and reduce wealth inequality for everyone.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


About the Author

List of Figures

List of Tables


Part I: Crossing the Bridge of Better Choices

Chapter 1: Wealth

Chapter 2: Making Better Financial Choices

Chapter 3: Brain, Emotion, and Choice

Chapter 4: Overcoming Fear and Uncertainty

Part II: Navigating The Steps Toward Wealth

Chapter 5: Step 1 - Get Motivated

Chapter 6: Step 2 - Get Mindful

Chapter 7: Step 3 - Get Rid (of Negative Money Habits)

Chapter 8: Step 4 - Get Specific

Chapter 9: Step 5 - Get Momentum

Part III: Crossing the Bridge of Perseverance

Chapter 10: Get Wealthy

Chapter 11: Decision-Making Strategies

Chapter 12. Mindful Money Practices


About the Author

Appendix A: Glossary of Key Terms

Appendix B: Useful Links and Resources


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James Langabeer, PhD, MBA, ChFC© has served as a CEO, management consultant, university professor, and entrepreneur. He has earned national prominence with his research integrating behavioral science and decision making. As a financial advisor to numerous individuals and small businesses, Dr. Langabeer has helped people to navigate the stages of wealth management. He has published in over 100 academic journals, is the author of multiple books, and has been featured on multiple national news TV and radio networks. He earned his PhD in Business Administration from the University of Lancaster in England, an MBA from Baylor University, and received a post-graduate training in financial planning from Boston University. He also holds advanced financial designations as a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)® and Certified Management Accountant.


"Financial success is not just about running numbers and making economic projections. This book breaks it down for you and points out how you can avoid decisions that hold you back from your financial goals. His advice is thoughtful and can help everyone from the beginner to the "high roller". Read this book!"

Jeffrey Helton, Ph.D. – Professor, University of Colorado-Denver Business School

"Dr. Langabeer has woven his decades of experience and insights as a former CEO, COO and academic into this important work on financial decision making. From a skilled professional, it is a must-read for those with a desire to enhance their financial decision-making abilities."

Kip Becker, Ph.D.- Associate Professor Emeritus, Boston University