The Joy of Financial Security Review

Posted on Dec 21 2013 - 11:08pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received these products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.


For the past few years, I have been living one of my New Year’s resolutions from 2011 – gaining control of my finances. Like many others, I made some bad financial decisions and I’m determined to get my credit cards completely paid off in the next year. I know it’s a major goal, but I think it can happen! In 2014, I want to get us more on a budget and saving money. Yet, when it comes to finances, I never took my own happiness into account, at least, not until a new book arrived that I was asked to review – the Joy of Financial Security by Donna Skeels Cygan. To say the least, this book was very eye opening!

The Joy of Financial Security: What is It

Do you want to gain control of your finances and feel more secure? In The Joy of Financial Security, Donna Skeels Cygan takes a new, interesting approach when it comes to gaining financial security by bringing one thing into the equation that most people do not even consider – happiness. Throughout this book, she shares a variety of stores talking about how she helped her clients gain financial security and prepare for things that were important for them by taking into account what will make them happy. While we know money doesn’t bring happiness, we know it can seriously impact it! You may be surprised with this practical advice that is easy to implement and will in the long turn make you happier and richer!

The Joy of Financial Security: My Thoughts

While I normally don’t read non-fiction, I thought this was an interesting, very eye opening read. Much of the focus on this book is explaining why happiness can lead to more money and what you can do to invest more in yourself. From there, she gives different tips, ranging from investments, retirement, and even taxes! When I first started skimming through the book, I thought it was going to be very complicated, but most of the advice is practical, down to earth, and perfect for everyone. Really, I wish I had a book like this when I first went out on my own after college. Based on my own experience with The Joy of Financial Security, I am happy to give this book an A rating.

The Joy of Financial Security: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase a copy of The Joy of Financial Security for yourself or someone you love? Currently, this book is available for $21.90 on


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Renee December 22, 2013 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Lack of financial security is what keeps me awake at night. I'll have to check this out. Thanks for the review

  2. DENISE SMITH December 23, 2013 at 9:09 am - Reply

    i will check this out  i am always worried about this 

  3. Joie Betterly December 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    My husband and I are working hard for retirement but our financial security right now isn't so great.   I could use this and maybe get more ideas for running our home more efficiently.

  4. Joanne McCall December 26, 2013 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Who doesn't want more happiness when it comes to dealing with their finances?! Thanks Susan.

  5. Sharon Cummins January 11, 2014 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    This is helpful after having to take early retirement and being unsure of my financial future

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