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Worry-Free Money

The guilt-free approach to managing your money and your life

by (author) Shannon Lee Simmons

Initial publish date
Dec 2017
Money Management, Success, General
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"A fresh way to think about your money." David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber


Stop budgeting. Start living.

Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. Whether you make $30,000 or $130,000 a year, it can feel like you’re constantly broke. Can you afford that new car, that vacation, that night out? You think so, but it feels impossible to know. And rigid budgets that force you to spend your money in unrealistic ways (like $9.50 per week for pants) don’t make things any clearer.

But what if there was a new way to manage your money? One that left you certain you had your bases covered—both for your monthly bills and your future retirement—and then let you enjoy your money by spending it. (Yes, really.)

Enter Shannon Lee Simmons, a fresh voice in the world of personal finance, one who understands the new and very real pressures to survive modern life and keep up in the age of social media. Shannon doesn’t lecture, judge or patronize. The founder of the wildly popular New School of Finance, Shannon recognized that most of her thousands of financial planning clients felt broke, no matter what their income. And feeling broke can be as bad as actually being broke, because it leads to overspending and misery. So she came up with a new plan: Worry-Free Money.

Worry-Free Money takes a fresh approach to finances, looking at the root cause of the pressure to spend and showing why traditional budgets don’t work. It is a deeply practical book that will help you break the cycle of guilt, understand why you overspend, banish unhappy spending from your life, learn to recognize your f*ck it moments and find hope—and fun—in getting your money under control.


About the author


SHANNON LEE SIMMONS is a certified financial planner, chartered investment manager, life coach and speaker, and the founder of the award-winning New School of Finance. The author of Worry-Free Money and Living Debt-Free, she was named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 by Flare and has won the Notable Award for Best in Finance. Simmons writes a monthly personal finance column for the Globe and Mail. She is also the personal finance expert on CBC’s On the Money and appears regularly on TVO’s The Agenda and CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. Shannon Lee Simmons lives in Toronto with her husband and their new baby.

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Editorial Reviews

“A crazy-practical, fun as hell approach to getting your financial house in order.” — Sarah Vermunt, founder of Careergasm and author of Careergasm: Find Your Way To Feel-Good Work

“What separates this book from all the others is real insight on how people interact with money. Practical, readable, fresh advice here.” — Rob Carrick, Personal Finance columnist, The Globe and Mail

“This book has a simple, straightforward message about building a strong financial foundation with help for every generation at every life stage. Deal with your FOMO, Unhappy Spending, and F*ck-It Moments. Seriously.” — Kerry K. Taylor, personal finance expert and creator of

“Shannon Lee Simmons really gets the deeper reason why we worry about money. This charming, fast-moving and laugh-out-loud guide is for anyone ready to take charge of their finances!” — Kelley Keehn, award-winning author and personal finance educator

“If you’re ready to end the financial drama, and feel good about your money, you need this book. Immediately. You cannot afford to miss this one!” — Sandra Hanna, CEO, Smart Cookies

“No matter your age or life stage, you will find yourself in these perfectly crafted chapters. Each page provides a clear and simple plan so that you feel understood and empowered on your financial journey.” — Tiffany Pratt, HGTV personality, designer and author of This Can Be Beautiful

“A fresh way to think about your money.” — David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber

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