Sue Stevens Adds Award-Winning Author to List of Achievements

Debut Book Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is(TM) Wins Three Awards at Book Industry Conference

Jun 30, 2010, 08:15 ET from Stevens Wealth Management LLC

CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sue Stevens, a Chicago-area based CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and president of Stevens Wealth Management LLC, has to date received three awards for her debut book Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is™. These awards were presented to Stevens at awards ceremonies held in New York City in May, in conjunction with BookExpo America, North America's largest book industry conference, an annual event organized by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the American Booksellers Association (ABA).

At the Axiom Book Awards, designed to honor the year's best business books, Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is was awarded the Silver award for personal finance books. It also received the Gold award in the finance/budgeting category at the Living Now Book Awards, which honor "books for better living."  Lastly, Stevens' book was awarded the Silver award in the Body, Mind and Spirit category by ForeWord Review's Book of the Year Awards.  

"I am pleased that my first book has been so well received by the literary community," says Stevens, who met readers and signed copies of Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is while at the multi-day BookExpo America event. "I truly believe that a discussion about personal finance does not have to be dry. I chose to write a simple and practical guide of what I consider to be the most important elements of bringing our financial life in congruence with our values and beliefs."

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is details a transformational process that includes Portfolio Peace of Mind™, It's Not Just Retirement, It's the Rest of Your Life™ and The Financial Bridge™ to help readers discover a path that leads to inspiration and hope about their relationship with money. After that examination, Stevens describes her Radiant Wealth™ concept designed to help readers think beyond the traditional measures of wealth and to focus on what is meaningful. A masterful communicator, Stevens includes worksheets, diagnostics, personal stories and even poetry to bring her point home.

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is (BookSurge Publishing, ISBN: 1439262667) is available at and  

About the Author

Sue Stevens, who is CEO of Stevens Wealth Management LLC, Financial Happiness LLC and Stevens Visionary Strategies, has held leadership roles in top financial organizations for 20 years. Stevens is frequently named as one of the top advisors in the country by Worth, Bloomberg, Reuters and others. In 2008, Stevens was named one of 50 Distinguished Women in Wealth Management by Wealth Manager magazine.

Long associated with Morningstar, Inc, Stevens was Director of Financial Planning and authored award-winning columns as well as founded Morningstar's personal finance newsletter Practical Finance. Stevens holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MS in wealth management from The College for Financial Planning, the Certified Public Accountant/Personal Financial Specialist (CPA/PFS) designation, and is both a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.

Stevens was a professional cellist for many years and still plays with the Lake Forest Symphony in the Chicago area and serves on their board of directors.  

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