Fortune in Your Cookies combines the sensuality found in food with the stoic subject of money, creating a uniquely enchanting and informative personal finance book that can be described as Chocolat meets Wall Street.
Who would have guessed that the secret to great wealth is ensconced in a simple beef stew? What financial wisdom can you find in a crawfish? Do you find yourself fumbling in the kitchen as you do in life? And how would eating sushi help you get out and stay out of debt?
Certified Financial Planner, CPA and culinary aficionado, Meena Cheng, seamlessly and logically weaves together timeless cooking principles and money management techniques to show how readers can create great wealth the same way great dishes are created in the kitchen.
Using a combination of food metaphors, delicious recipes and witty dialogues, Cheng uses her 20-year financial experience to talk about the everyday financial hurdles her readers may encounter, challenges their "can't do" beliefs and offers practical solutions to help them overcome these obstacles.
Fortune In Your Cookies has been featured in many newspapers, and on radio and TV stations nationwide, including CNBC.
Fortune in Your Cookies will take you on a journey to discover some of the most profound financial wisdom ensconced in everyday eating, and put you on a path to become financially independent.
Million Dollar Beef Stew
Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.
-- Brian Tracy
When the incessant Seattle rain starts to feel like the Chinese water torture, it's time to head over to Ronnie's house and wheedle a bowl of beef stew from her. Though Ronnie is my favorite cousin, I can say without prejudice that nobody makes a better beef stew than she does. And the price of her stew is quite reasonable just a bottle of her favorite Cabernet Sauvignon and a loaf of crusty Italian bread from her favorite bakery, which is inconveniently located all the way on the other side of town. Even counting the hour of back and forth traffic to the bakery, it's still a small price to pay for a piece of gastronomic paradise and a delightful evening of her company. We made our dinner date for Saturday night at six o'clock.
At ten minutes to six, armed with the red wine and crusty bread, I arrived at Ronnie'...
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