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Build a better financial future for yourself and the world. Former monk turned financial advisor, Doug Lynam, shares the rules of money management that will change your approach to earning, saving, and investing.

From Monk to Money Manager is an entertaining and self-deprecating journey through Lynam’s relationship with the almighty dollar—his childhood in a rich family, the long-haired hippie days running away from materialism, time in the Marine Corps looking for selfless service, and his twenty years in the monastery under a vow of poverty that led to his current profession as a financial advisor. In this unique look at wealth from a spiritual perspective, Lynam shares his belief that God doesn’t expect us to live in poverty. The truth is, we need financial peace so we can help others. When money becomes a part of our spiritual practice, used in love and service, it can bring us closer to our highest spiritual ideals.

With humor and humility, Lynam uses stories told through the lens of his own money mistakes, and those of counseling clients, to understand how our attitudes about money hold us back. He also provides clear, step-by-step guidance on how to grow a little bit wealthy. His insights include how to build a compassionate relationship to our finances; some of the good, bad, and ugly truths about money; and the tricks to unlocking financial freedom.

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Doug Lynam is the Director of Educator Retirement Services at LongView Asset Management in Santa Fe, NM, and a self-proclaimed Suffering Prevention Specialist. He is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, the “Great Books” school, and a graduate of the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. Doug has devoted his life to service. He was a Benedictine monk for twenty years while working as a math and science teacher for eighteen years, and Math Department Chair at Santa Fe Prep for over a decade. His work with teacher retirement plans combines his desire to make the world a better place

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