Financial Planning with a Twist

June 20, 2012 Updated Jun 20, 2012 at 7:18 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 20, 2012 Updated Jun 20, 2012 at 7:18 AM EDT

There are hundreds of books out there about investing, most filled with stock market tips. Now local financial planner Amy Jo Lauber is out with a new book, "Living Inspired and Financially Empowered," designed to inspire people to align their spiritual and material lives.

Lauber is the president of Lauber Financial Planning, a local financial services firm. She has worked in financial services for 19 years. And for the past decade, she's thought of writing the book on her approach to finances, that involves self help skills, love, faith, values and more, to help people understand and improve their relationship with money.

"This is pretty high level stuff. Not over your head, but it is deep," she said. "It challenges you to take stock, no pun intended, take stock of what's really important to you and are you living that with the decisions you are making."

Lauber says those decisions can be made using wisdom from several spiritual and religious teachings. She says the book helps you understand where your financial behavior comes from. That is often an issue with couples who have conflicting views on money management and it's one of Lauber's specialties.

You can find the book at Dog Ears Bookstore on Abbott Road in South Buffalo, or online at wkbw.com under News Links.

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