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Manage your life like a CFO

If you want to save money, you’ve got to manage your life much like the chief financial officer runs the company where you work.

J.D. Roth of the personal finance blog “Get Rich Slowly” just launched a course that can help you do just that.

The course aims to help you eliminate debt, master your money and achieve financial independence.

It includes a 52-week email series with the best lessons from the Get Rich Slowly blog and a 120-page guide called “Be Your Own CFO” with supplementary downloads.

You’ll also find interviews with well-known individuals in the personal finance sector including Jim Wang (the creator of Bargaineering), Ramit Sethi, Pat Flynn, Jean Chatzky, Gretchen Rubin, Mr. Money Mustache, Paula Pant and Adam Baker, to name a few.

After taking a year off, Roth realized that there was an aspect of personal finance he hadn’t yet tackled.

“I think it’s imperative that people understand that they are responsible for building their own financial future,” he says.

It’s easy to sit back and take advice from your real-estate agent, broker, banker, family and friends, but Roth notes that the advice isn’t always geared toward your best interests.

That’s why he decided to create a course to help people get out of debt and build wealth by taking charge of their finances.

He says that we should each manage our personal money the way a CFO might manage money for a business — cutting overhead and boosting revenue so that our savings rate becomes as high as possible.

While most financial advisors say to aim for saving 10% to 20% of annual income, Roth thinks people should aim for 50%.

That seems like a lofty aspiration, but it’s not impossible, notes Roth.

“If people can achieve this, they’ll reach their dreams faster than they ever believed they could,” he says.

Who’s this course for?

It’s for pretty much anyone that wants to take an active role in their financial life, whether that means getting out of debt, learning to invest or shooting for an early retirement.

If you’re interested, the basic package will cost you $39. That includes the 120-page “Be Your Own CFO” guide and the year-long email series.

The next level up costs $58 and includes additional tools to help you grow your net worth — that price is for a limited time only.

And the level after that is a $97 package (limited-time only price), which includes ongoing support and everything the other two packages contain.

You can learn more about the course at moneytoolbox.com

Mitch Strohm [3] on Google Plus.