No matter your age, income, or profession…

In today’s fast-paced, status-conscious world it’s all too easy to get sucked into the Cult of Never Enough — that painful place where no matter how much you earn, accomplishments you achieve, or praise you receive — you feel you can never do enough, have enough, or be enough.

In MoneyZen, financial wellbeing guru Manisha Thakor candidly shares how her own toxic behaviors around money, work, and success nearly destroyed her relationships, health, and sense of self-worth. Manisha reveals how she and so many other individuals have overcome this never-enough mindset, and how you can free yourself too.

Through Thakor’s interviews with a wide range of interdisciplinary experts, you’ll learn how personal traumas, cultural influences, societal pressures, and even our own biology have conspired to make us believe that “more” is the answer to all our problems. And you’ll discover a unique way to reclaim your life using a formula that’s ultimately rooted in less:

Financial Health + Emotional Wealth = MoneyZen.

The result is a highly actionable roadmap for letting go of the self-sabotaging behaviors preventing you from living the life that makes your heart sing.

For more MoneyZen fun: Take the MoneyZen Quiz, use this Reflection Journal as you read through the book to capture your thoughts, and download the Book Club Guide to continue the conversation in community with your friends!

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Praise for MoneyZen

“Why are so many of us unhappy and exhausted? In this honest, provocative, and intelligent book, Manisha delivers a powerful answer: we are devout followers of the cult of never enough. MoneyZen is an essential book for anyone who wants to reimagine their relationship with work and money, create more time for the things that really matter, and live a happier, more meaningful life.” 

Ashley Whillans

Professor, Harvard Business School and author, Time Smart

“Manisha has a rare gift for digging beyond the cursory to get to the underlying – often messy – truth about what’s really holding people back from living their best financial and emotional lives. In a world of non-stop comparison that subliminally encourages people to equate their self-worth with their net worth, it is all too easy to fall prey to “never enough” thinking. In MoneyZen, Manisha teaches us how to liberate ourselves from this destructive worldview and create lives rich in financial health and emotional wealth.” 

Jean Chatzky

CEO and Founder, HerMoney Media

“Many of us struggle to figure out how work and the rest of life should fit together. In this thought-provoking book, Manisha shares wise advice on how strengthening our financial health and our emotional wealth in concert can lead us to a place that neither factor can totally reach on their own.”

Laura Vanderkam

Author of Tranquility by Tuesday and Juliet’s School of Possibilities

“Hiding behind the hungry ghosts of money, fame, and power lies one that is even more subversive: worry. Specifically about whether we have enough or are ourselves enough. Manisha Thakor’s MoneyZen is the perfect prescription to uproot your deepest money fears once and for all. Through vulnerable stories combined with practical strategies Manisha gives us all permission to finally drop our financial self-worth scorecard.”

Jenny Blake

Podcaster and author of Free Time, Pivot, and Life After College

“If “doing it all” so you can “have it all” was a successful strategy for health and happiness, it should have worked by now. Our exhaustion, sense of overwhelm and joylessness begs us to take a very different route. MoneyZen offers you a seat on the life raft of ENOUGH. Get on it.”

Mary LoVerde

Work-Life Balance Expert and author of I Used To Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

“Too many professionals are caught in a never-ending trap of seeking ‘more.’ Manisha Thakor provides a way out—a sustainable path to building the lives and careers we want.”

Dorie Clark

Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game and executive education faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

MoneyZen is a manifesto for finding calm, confidence, and clarity around the role work and money should play in our lives. Drawing on her years of expertise Manisha proves it’s never too late—and never too early—to embrace the MoneyZen mindset. An empowering must-read.”

Deepa Purushothaman

Author of The First, The Few, The Only

About Manisha Thakor

Manisha Thakor has worked in financial services for more than thirty years, with an emphasis on women’s economic empowerment and overall wellbeing. A nationally recognized thought-leader in this space, Thakor has been featured in a wide range of publications including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, PBS, CNN, Real Simple, and Women’s Health. Prior to writing MoneyZen, Thakor co-authored two personal finance books for women in their twenties and thirties. Today her work focuses on helping women of all ages to balance financial health and emotional wealth. Thakor earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from Wellesley College. She splits her time between Portland, Oregon, and rural Maine.