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Manisha Thakor: Finding Your Enough

The author and financial educator on why we shouldn’t let our finances and accomplishments define us—and what we can do instead.

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Today on the podcast, we welcome back author and financial educator, Manisha Thakor. Manisha’s new book is called MoneyZen: The Secret to Finding Your “Enough.” She is also the founder of MoneyZen, a financial education consultancy. In addition to her latest book, Manisha is the co-author of two books with Sharon Kedar: On My Own Two Feet, published in 2007 and updated in 2013, and Get Financially Naked, which came out in 2009. Prior to founding MoneyZen, Manisha was vice president of Financial Well-Being at Brighton Jones. Before that, she was director of Wealth Strategies for Women at Buckingham Strategic Wealth. Earlier in her career, Manisha held positions at several investment management firms, including Fayez Sarofim, Sands Capital Management, and Atalanta/Sosnoff Capital. Manisha is a chartered financial analyst and a certified financial planner. She received her bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Wellesley College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.




MoneyZen: The Secret to Finding Your “Enough,”by Manisha Thakor

On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance, by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money With Your Honey, by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

The Cult of Never Enough

Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life, by Jack Bogle

Fayez Sarofim

Derek Thompson

Perfectionism Is Increasing, and That’s Not Good News,” by Thomas Curran and Andrew P. Hill, Harvard Business Review, Jan. 26, 2018.

Does More Money Correlate With Greater Happiness?” by Michele W. Berger,, March 6, 2023.


Manisha Thakor: Beware of ‘Junk Personal Finance,’” The Long View podcast,, July 20, 2021.


Mary LoVerde