Go to Top

The High Achiever’s Guide To Wealth

Written By The Financial Advisers Of Palisades Hudson Financial Group LLC
Edited By Amy Laburda

High Achiever's Guide To Wealth second edition cover.

Even high achievers can use a helping hand.

Now in its second edition

As you move past college and into adulthood, it may feel as if everyone else has an instruction book that no one remembered to hand to you. When it comes to paying off your student loans, negotiating an employment agreement, buying your first home or starting to save for retirement, even talented and successful individuals can feel at a loss. While a comprehensive instruction book for life remains mythical, the financial advisers of Palisades Hudson Financial Group offer a solid introduction to a variety of financial milestones you may reach in your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. Whether you need help with mastering your budget, sorting through the complications of insurance, figuring out how to buy your first home or planning to welcome children into your life, this book is here to help.

Order Now


What Readers Are Saying

“Building wealth has often felt out of reach, if not impossible, especially as a young professional. This book effectively destroys that myth. From paying student loans and managing debt, to planning for retirement and sharing with others through philanthropy, The High Achiever’s Guide to Wealth is a much-needed resource.”

Ben Hall, vice president (development), Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum • Nashville, Tennessee

“I think The High Achiever’s Guide to Wealth is such a great read for someone like myself. Being a professional athlete now, I’m able to better understand life situations that weren’t taught in school. For example, whenever I have a curiosity about [taxes,] it’s easy to just flip to that specific chapter to help me better understand what certain things mean. I’m also someone who likes to save, but this book allows me to assert better clarification of the importance of it as well — Overall, I think everyone needs to get their hands on this no matter what age you are. It’s the future cheat code to success.”

Messiah Bright, forward, Angel City Football Club • Los Angeles, California

“This information is indispensable. My confidence in my own financial life has grown exponentially since working with Palisades Hudson. This book personifies the wealth of knowledge they have given me.”

Kendall Schmidt, recording artist/songwriter/actor • Los Angeles, California

“Have you ever reached the point of adulthood where you asked ‘Why didn’t they teach us any of this stuff in college?’ This is the most practical guide to wealth-building even if you have no idea where to start. It’s what we all wish we would’ve learned in college instead of being forced to relearn the Pythagorean theorem.”

Maya Elious, CEO/brand strategist, Built To Impact® • Atlanta, Georgia

“Palisades Hudson has been a vital financial presence in my life. I learned ‘the ropes’ of personal, estate, and tax planning first as a staff member and then, after a career path change, as a client. This book lets you learn those same ‘ropes.’ I believe in PHFG’s professionals because the work they do is excellent and they are all highly ethical individuals that share my values.”

Carmelo Bueti, senior vice president, J.S. Held • Brooklyn, New York

“I absolutely love it. It literally reeled me in from the beginning. And I especially loved the breakdown of setting goals and saving.”

Shari Short, performer/songwriter/producer • Los Angeles, California

Free Chapter

Enjoy a complimentary chapter of The High Achiever’s Guide to Wealth! Sign up for our monthly email newsletter, and we’ll send you a PDF of Chapter 18: “Retirement Planning.”


  • Spending vs. Saving vs. Debt Repayment
  • Being Smart About Budgets And Credit
  • Paying For Education And Paying It Off
  • Investments: Fundamentals, Techniques And Psychology
  • Buying vs. Leasing A Car
  • Apartment Leases
  • Buying A Home
  • Medical And Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance

  • Marriage And Prenups
  • Wills And Other Estate Planning Documents
  • Children
  • Employment Contracts
  • Income Taxes
  • Estate And Gift Taxes
  • Living And Working Abroad
  • Retirement Planning
  • Assisting Aging Parents
  • Giving Back