Chapter 23. Financial Control
You might be asking why a chapter on financial control is included in a career book. Numerous books, written by financial planners and consultants, provide excellent resources for gaining financial control.
However, the objective of this book is to provide a single source of information geared toward comprehensive career enhancement. That doesn't mean you don't need to check out some of the excellent resources on financial control—you should!
The goal of this chapter is to emphasize the importance of financial control as it relates to career building. In addition, I will provide you with some resources and tools to help you in this area. These resources and tools are not meant to provide comprehensive financial planning, but to provide an excellent starting point.
To be able to correctly lay the groundwork for the information in this chapter, it's necessary that you understand the need for financial tools and controls. This chapter also covers some prevailing attitudes toward debt and spending.
Finally, this chapter introduces you to the tools that are included on the CD-ROM accompanying this book and how they can help.